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Nile Rodgers, The Who, Stormzy, 47 others cover “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for Grenfell Tower benefit — listen

Queen's Brian May, James Blunt, Rita Orta, Jessie J, Carl Barât, and more participate in the charity song

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    Photos by Nathan Dainty/VeryCreative, Autumn Andel, and Philip Cosores

    Simon Cowell has rallied 50 musicians to contribute to a new charity single benefiting the victims of last week’s tragic fire at London’s Grenfell Tower. Released through Artists for Grenfell, the song is a group cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s touching classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

    Artists who participated in the recording include Nile Rodgers, The Who (Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend), Stormzy, Queen‘s Brian MayJames Blunt, Robbie Williams, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Carl Barât of The LibertinesSpice Girls’ Geri Haliwell, Dua Lipa, Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Leona Lewis, Jorja Smith, and One Direction‘s Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne. A full list of contributors can be found at the bottom of the page (via itv).

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    English radio stations premiered the benefit cover one week after the 24-floor residential Grenfell Tower was destroyed by a massive fire that claimed at least 79 lives. Sales of the track will go towards the London Community Foundation. It’s available to purchase via iTunes, and donations can be made directly at Artists for Grenfell. Listen to the track below on Spotify and Apple Music.

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    “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Contributors:
    Angel
    Anne-Marie
    Bastille
    Brian May – Queen
    Carl Barât – The Libertines
    Craig David
    Deno
    Donae’o
    Dua Lipa
    Ella Eyre
    Ella Henderson
    Emeli Sandé
    Fleur East
    Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell
    Geri Halliwell
    Gregory Porter
    James Arthur
    James Blunt
    Jessie J
    Jessie Ware
    John Newman
    Jon McClure – Reverend and the Makers
    Jorja Smith
    Kelly Jones – Stereophonics
    Labrinth
    Leona Lewis
    Liam Payne
    London Community Gospel Choir
    Louis Tomlinson
    Louisa Johnson
    Matt Goss
    Matt Terry
    Mr Eazi
    Nathan Sykes
    Nile Rodgers
    Omar
    Paloma Faith
    Pixie Lott
    Ray BLK
    RAYE
    Rita Ora
    Robbie Williams
    Shakka
    Shane Filan
    Stormzy
    The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend)
    Tokio Myers
    Tom Grennan
    Tony Hadley
    Tulisa
    WSTRN
    5 after midnight

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