GLAAD and Interscope Records collaborated with some of the biggest names in music to create “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.
Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and Meghan Trainor all performed on the track.
“Hands” was written by BloodPop, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. BloodPop and Tranter also produced the track along with Mark Ronson.
“The horrific attack on the LGBT community in Orlando has left us devastated, but not defeated,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “As we continue to mourn the crushing loss of 49 Americans, the majority of whom were Latino and whose lives were lost to hate, we stand resolved in paying tribute to their memory, supporting the victims and families, and working together to achieve full acceptance once and for all.”
The song is available exclusively on iTunes. Proceeds from the song will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
“This senseless tragedy is a call to all of us to stand together and face down hatred, intolerance and violence…and having grown up a short drive from Orlando, it really brings it right to my doorstep,” John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M said in a statement. “We all know music has the power to heal, and I’m honored and grateful to be a part of whatever our business can do to help.”