Hope for Haiti Now Telethon Breaks Fundraising Record + Pictures & Footage

24 Jan

Bono Jay Rhianna Haiti Now

The  Hope For Haiti Now Telethon, organised by Hollywood actor George Clooney took place on Friday night in America and across the Atlantic in London. The telethon which featured star-studded performances from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Bono, The Edge and Chris Martin, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Rhianna as well as celebrity phone operators which included  Julia Roberts and  Steven Spielberg,  has already raised an estimated $58 million.

The Hope for Haiti Now album is the biggest one-day album pre-order on iTunes to date, it is also the number one  iTunes album in 18 countries and the single  Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour), by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna is also currently number 1 in 12 countries.

Watch some footage of performances by Bono, Jay, Rhianna and Beyonce on the night.

Check out a few other celebs that supported the cause.

Jennifer Hudson Hope for Haiti Now

Jennifer Hudson looking amazing at the telethon

Beyonce with Chris Martin

Beyonce with Chris Martin

Colombian beauty Shakira

Colombian beauty Shakira

Russell Simmons & Kimora Lee Simmons

Russell Simmons & Kimora Lee Simmons

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