Britney, 'NSYNC, All-Star Lineup To Record Marvin Gaye Classic

Bono, Jermaine Dupri plan remake of 'What's Going On' to benefit AIDS research.

'NSYNC, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Ja Rule are among

the artists who are lending their voices this week to an all-star remake of

Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" to benefit AIDS research.

U2 frontman Bono and hip-hop/R&B producer Jermaine Dupri are organizing what Dupri

has called a "We Are the World"-like project. Backstreet Boys, Wyclef

Jean, Christina Aguilera, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and the Roots'

?uestlove are also participating in the recording, according to organizers.

Jennifer Lopez, Radiohead, Jagged Edge and Usher may also contribute, Dupri

told MTV News last week.

Hundreds of artists are in New York this week for the MTV Video Music

Awards on Thursday (September 6) and the Michael Jackson:

30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years tribute shows on Friday

and Monday.

Dupri said that Bono asked him to lead the project, dubbed

Artists Against AIDS Worldwide. Proceeds from sales of the single, which

will be released as soon as possible, will go toward AIDS research in


"He basically reached out to me to be the producer for the project," Dupri

said. "He'd been calling me from London. I guess he's really lived with it.

He's been [making] some suggestions of what we could do at the end of the

record to make it bigger."

Unlike "We Are the World," the recording of the song will not be handled in one

huge session. Dupri is running several sessions at Battery Studios in

New York with performers stopping in beginning Wednesday (September 5) and going through the end of the weekend.

A video will also be filmed for the song, organizers said, though the

details are still being finalized.

Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones organized

USA for Africa's "We Are the World," which was recorded the night of the

American Music Awards in 1985 and featured Bruce Springsteen, Sting and others. It

won the Song of the Year Grammy the following year.