A once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Jay-Z and U2’s Bono and The Edge will take place at a London venue during Friday night’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon , which airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and other networks.
The supergroup will join a lineup of superstars for the show that includes Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift.
More than 100 stars have signed on to help raise funds for the MTV Networks-sponsored show, which will benefit the victims of last Tuesday’s devastating 7.0 earthquake on the impoverished island.
(Head here to learn more about what you can do to help the people of Haiti.)
In addition to appearing together at the event, Bono, the Edge and Jay have teamed up with Swizz Beatz to record an as-yet-untitled song produced by Beatz that will be available on iTunes.
“Last night we wrote a song. … Bono got a call from a producer, Swizz. He and Jay-Z wanted to do something for Haiti,” The Edge said on Saturday on “The Dave Fanning Show” on Ireland’s 2FM.
“So, Bono came up with the phrase on the phone, and last night we were here, we wrote a song — finished, recorded, and sent it back to them. So that might be the next thing you hear from us!”
Swizz also weighed in on the all-star tune, writing about it on his Twitter account over the weekend. “Me, Bono, Hova have something to say about Haiti. Stay tuned. I told you I was working on something amazing for Haiti. They need us!”
Head here to learn more about what you can do to help with earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti, and for more information, see Think MTV. Join George Clooney and Wyclef Jean for MTV’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon , airing commercial-free Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. ET.