‘We Are The World’ Hit #1 On Billboard Hot 100 This Day In 1985
April 13, 2022
Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie at GRAMMY Awards February 25, 1986 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California

On this date in 1985, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s song “We Are the World,” which was performed by 43 artists who were billed as “USA for Africa,” reached #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. The song raised more than $63 million for humanitarian aid. #MJHumanitarian

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