January 25th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

'Hope for Haiti Now' doing well on iTunes

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Supporters of the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon are continuing to show their philanthropy via downloads.

As of  Monday morning the “Hope for Haiti Now ” album remained number one on the iTunes album chart and three singles from the album were in the top 20 songs. “Hallelujah” by Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris, featuring Charlie Sexton, ranked number 2, “Lean On Me” by Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Keith Urban was number 12 and “Breathless” by Taylor Swift was 19.

On the live show, Timberlake  was accompanied on guitar and vocals by Morris, a former co-star of his on "The Mickey Mouse Club."

The star-studded "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon included more than 100 celebrities and has raised a record-breaking $58 million with more donations continuing to pour in from those seeking to help the impoverished nation in the wake of a devastating earthquake.

According to a news release, donations to "Hope for Haiti" can still be made for the next six months via phone, Web, text messaging and regular mail.


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  1. Independent

    ' It includes contributions from Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Shakira.'

    What was the CASH MONEY contributions from all these Hollywood types?

    I can watch them on MTV anytime.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Widget

    Luther, the first singer was Alicia Keys.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Luther

    Who was the first singer that opened the show. I thought she was terrific

    January 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leslie

    it's such a sad state of affairs that people need to trash goodwill. Seriously, Bert, did you even watch the telethon? Because if you did there were several moving stories from Haitians, the man who came here when he was 15, the young woman trying to get her daughter, the female singer, and Wyclef.

    It's lovely that so many people's tastes in music were addressed, because you like one better than another must you dismiss the other? How lovely that they showed up. I sincerely hope that it was mandatory that they open their own wallets to do so.

    And Bert, you donate if you feel moved to do so, if you can afford to part with anything, you do. Because people need help. Period.

    January 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jess

    I found this list:
    guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/14/haiti-quake-aid-pledges-country-donations

    Not sure how current it is, but it does give you an idea.

    January 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michael M.

    Dave Matthews & Neil Young singing "Alone and Forsaken" was, far and away, the best and most touching performance of the night. I love how no one has any idea about that and they just gravitate to buy Taylor Swift and Timberlake in iTUNES.

    People's musical taste is just so awful these days...

    January 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lucy2

    I really liked Justin & Matt's performance, and ended up downloading the album.

    Let's be honest, if the producers used normal, everyday people, no one would watch. People watched to see the performances, and I'm sure many called in and donated in hopes of speaking to one of the celebs. While I do think some celebs promote their charity work in order to keep up a good image, I'd rather see them all volunteering a few hours to answer phones and do some good rather than just running around partying and being oblivious.

    Most people I know donated to various charities before the telethon, myself included. But I know a lot of people who watched and said they decided to make an additional donation, or who bought the album as well. Anything that helps is worth it.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rosemary Clark

    Actually I thought it was good that the performers' names were not displayed on the telecast as they were performing – it made the point that this was NOT about the stars' egos but about raising money for Haiti.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Independent

    I saw a list somewhere of what the other countries have contributed to the Haiti rescue.

    I would like to see a list of all the Hollywood types who hace contributed to this telethon and how much they contributed. Actions speak louder than words (or performances).

    January 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bert

    uhn...what was that show about ,really? if not an endless parade of celebrities just singing hits and parading all their star power???For real, we did not even get a real, emotional moving story from Haiti, only patches of what we had already seen on our local news. Why do these celebs jump on charity bandwagons when such things happen? Should the producers of these telethons also use normal, everyday people who earn average salaries?Because i find it hard when someone like Steven (worth a billion) tells me to donate. But i think, the same plea would sound different from a person with similar financial situations...

    January 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cindy

    The third paragraph SAYS that Matt Morris sang with him. Charlie Sexton was the guitarist on the song and since Charlie Sexton is better known than Matt Morris (for now anyway; I have the feeling Matt Morris's career is about to explode and rightly so, he has an amazing voice!) they picked the one more people would know. It's a news thing.

    January 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Debra R

    Feel sorry for Matt Morris....not only did he not get any camera time, but you guys didn't get his name right either....Loved the Kid Rock, Crow, Urban performance....ciould have done without the Rhianna hoochie mama outfit....even Madonna dressed more appropriately,,,,

    January 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kay

    It was Matt Morris singing with Justin.

    January 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. redlionjill

    It was MATT MORRIS that performed with Justin Timberlake!

    January 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |

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