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“A million hands can build a wall, a million hands can bring it down.”
Two dozen of the biggest names in music — including Jennifer Lopez, Prince Royce And Selena Gomez — have come together to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando massacre in a song titled “Hands.” The song speaks about the power each individual holds — the power to build or to destroy. The song, which was created with support from GLAAD, also features vocals by Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink and Mary J. Blige.
GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told Billboard it’s important to drive out the hate and ignorance that led to the attacks. “When you hear the song it talks about hate being the driver here, and that’s important because we have to be able to identify what’s driving these cruel acts in order to stop them. Artists using their platforms to accelerate acceptance is very powerful,” said Ellis.