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Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

The just-released lyric video doesn’t feature any of the artists, with exception to some footage taken during the recording. Rather, it showcases online personalities including Rebecca Black and Michael Buckley to name a few, displaying the song lyrics on their hands.

However, it’s the appearance of Patience Carter, Tiara Parker, and Angel Anthony Santiago, survivors of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, that make a huge emotional impact. Check out the video below.

Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.

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In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, a couple of charity singles have been released including Christina Aguilera’s fantastica ballad “Change.” Every time I hear it, I still get chills.

The latest tribute single honoring the 49 victims features an all-star lineup. Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Meghan Trainor and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles all unite for “Hands.”

“The second I heard about this horrible tragedy where so many of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters lost their lives, I immediately got on a plane to Orlando to volunteer my help anyway I could,” writer and producer Justin Tranter said about the single. “Putting this charity single together is just a way for me, and everyone involved to keep volunteering our help and promote peace and love in the world.”

Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD. Check out the beautiful ballad below.

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Neon Trees Covers Justin Bieber’s “Baby”

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New wave rock band Neon Trees, has probably chosen the most unlikeliest song to cover. Mohawked Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn, explains they chose Justin Bieber’s hit “Baby” because everyone is enjoying it right now. I guess, everyone does have “Bieber Fever”. In addition Bieber is on the same label, so they thought it’d be nice shout out.

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE their doo-wop infused acoustic version of the Biebz’s hit. But what put me over the moon, was when they mashed it up with Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me“. Truly brilliant. I love a good mashup and this one certainly fits the bill.

The Provo, Utah quartet has appeared on the “Jimmy Kimmel Show” and the “Tonight Show“, but their biggest break came when they were asked to open for The Killer’s North American tour dates. They signed a record deal with Mercury Records in 2009 shortly after touring with the band. Their debut album “Habits” is in stores now and their lead single “Animal” has been used in several commercials and reached #11 on Billboard’s Alternative Rock Chart.

watch Neon Trees perform Justin Bieber’s “Baby” after the jump

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