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Clear Channel Radio & MTV to Premiere 'What's Going On' Across the Country on Friday, September 21

PR Newswire, September 21, 2001


NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 5 and 7, 2001, an ensemble of superstar artists gathered in New York City to record a new version of "What's Going On," Marvin Gaye's classic call for compassion, healing and love, in order to raise awareness and funds to fight against the scourge of AIDS in Africa.

In the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, realizing the recording's powerful healing message extended beyond the scope of the project's original aim, decided to donate 50% of its proceeds to the United Way's September 11th Fund and 50% to the AIDS relief effort which includes the Global AIDS Alliance, among others.

Five different mixes of "What's Going On" -- including a "main mix" by Jermaine Dupri, a "rock mix" by Fred Durst, and other mixes by A-list producers -- appear on the special CD. Banding together as an All Star Lineup, those donating their time and talent to the recording include Christina Aguilera, Amir (of the Roots), Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Fred Durst, Eve, Nelly Furtado, Nona Gaye (Marvin's daughter), Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden), Ja Rule, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Aaron Lewis (of Staind), Lil' Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Nas, Nelly, *NSYNC, P Diddy, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, & Michael Stipe.

Clear Channel Radio will simultaneously broadcast "What's Going On" across the country on all its appropriate format radio outlets on Friday, September 21, at 5 p.m. Eastern/Central/Mountain/Pacific). The song will be made available to radio stations nationwide on Friday, September 21, for broadcast as well.

At 4:56 p.m. (Eastern), 4:56 p.m. (Pacific), 3:56 p.m. (Central), 2:56pm (Mountain) -- MTV will premiere the song with an original video montage on Total Request Live (TRL).

The "What's Going On" five mix CD will be in stores October 23.

"What's Going On" is a production of Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, an organization founded by Leigh Blake.

© PR Newswire, 2001. All rights reserved.

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