Hope for Haiti Now (album)

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Hope for Haiti Now
Hope for Haiti Now cover.jpg
Live album by
Various artists
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2010
Singles from Hope for Haiti Now
  1. "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  2. "Hallelujah"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  3. "Lean on Me"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  4. "A Message 2010"
    Released: January 23, 2010

Hope for Haiti Now is a live album by various artists to benefit Hope for Haiti Now's campaign to alleviate the 2010 Haiti earthquake. All benefits from the album sales go to Haiti relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation. Hope for Haiti Now features 19 live performances from the television broadcast Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief as well as the studio version of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)", an original track performed by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna during the telethon.[1]

The digital-only album was made available for pre-order through iTunes on January 22, 2010. It set a record as the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.[2] The album sold 171,000 copies in its first weekend, and, in merely two days, became the first digital-only album to top the Billboard 200 album chart.[3]

The album has since also become available at Amazon and Rhapsody.

Track listing[edit]

1."Send Me an Angel" (originally titled "Prelude to a Kiss" from the album As I Am)Alicia KeysAlicia Keys3:43
2."A Message 2010"Coldplay4:04
3."We Shall Overcome"Pete SeegerBruce Springsteen2:52
4."A Time to Love / Bridge over Troubled Water"Stevie Wonder4:01
5."I'll Stand by You"Shakira featuring The Roots3:55
6."Motherless Child"TraditionalJohn Legend4:11
7."Hard Times Come Again No More"Stephen FosterMary J. Blige featuring The Roots3:57
8."Breathless"Kevin GriffinTaylor Swift3:51
9."Lift Me Up"Linda PerryChristina Aguilera3:45
10."Driven to Tears"Gordon SumnerSting3:34
11."Halo"Beyoncé featuring Chris Martin3:31
12."Lean on Me"Bill WithersSheryl Crow, Kid Rock & Keith Urban3:36
13."Like a Prayer"Madonna3:29
14."Hallelujah"Leonard CohenJustin Timberlake featuring Matt Morris & Charlie Sexton4:15
15."Let It Be"Jennifer Hudson featuring The Roots3:53
16."Many Rivers to Cross"Jimmy CliffEmeline Michel3:01
17."Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (live version)"Jay-Z featuring Bono, The Edge & Rihanna4:27
18."Alone and Forsaken"Hank WilliamsDave Matthews featuring Neil Young3:30
19."Rivers of Babylon / Yele (Medley)"
  • Brent Dowe
  • Trevor McNaughton
Wyclef Jean3:55
20."Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (1.0 version)"Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna4:20
Total length:78:29

Chart performance[edit]

Hope for Haiti Now debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 1, selling 171,000 copies in only two days as Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ends at the close of business each Sunday, thus becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history of Billboard.[3] It also became the second independently distributed album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart that year (and 13th overall) following Vampire Weekend's Contra.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jayson Rodriguez (January 22, 2010). "'Hope For Haiti Now' Performances: A Track-By-Track List". MTV.com.
  2. ^ "'Hope For Haiti' telethon draws, and raises, millions". The Hollywood Reporter. January 23, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith. "'Hope For Haiti' Album Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200". billboard.com. January 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – {{{artist}}} – Hope For Haiti Now" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – {{{artist}}} – Hope For Haiti Now" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – {{{artist}}} – Hope For Haiti Now" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – {{{artist}}} – Hope For Haiti Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  10. ^ ""Tops : "Urgence Haïti" prend la tête des ventes"". Chartsinfrance. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – {{{artist}}} – Hope For Haiti Now". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Hope for Haiti Now - Tops UK Chart". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
  13. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "Top Canadian Albums – Year-End 2010". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2010". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2020.

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