Watch as Jennifer Lopez records song for Pulse nightclub victims

‘Love Make The World Go Round’ is a duet with a Broadway star

Jennifer Lopez has recorded a song in honour of the 49 victims shot dead at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse.

Lopez made ‘Love Make The World Go Round’ with Lin-Manuel Miranda, an actor who wrote the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Proceeds from the song go to the charity Proyecto Somos Orlando, a charity set up by the Hispanic community in Orlando to address mental health needs. The Hspanic community was especially hit hard by the Pulse shootings, with 95% of the victims being Latino.

Advertisement

The song will be made available on iTunes, though a release date has yet to be confirmed. In the song, Manuel raps: “What we got is love even when the sinners hate us/We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us/We sing out, we got the rhythm and the true on our side/We cut through the divide and we do it with pride.”

Earlier yesterday (July 4), Manuel announced another song to honour Pulse’s victims. He will be part of a collective of Broadway musical actors featuring on a cover of Bacharach & David’s 1965 song ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’, which was a hit for Jackie DeShannon.

Hamilton is about Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the USA. It won 11 Tony awards as well as a Grammy for its cast album. Miranda finishes appearing in the musical on Thursday (July 7).

Advertisement
Advertisement

Courteeners’ Liam Fray: “The band is my life. When it’s not going great, my life’s not going great”

Fray on the road through darkness that led to new album 'More. Again. Forever.'

Savages’s Jehnny Beth tells us how David Bowie and ‘Peaky Blinders’ shaped her wild solo album

"In my core I felt that there was something that I hadn’t done yet – and that was this record"

Hayley Williams – ‘Simmer’ track review: solo debut from Paramore singer is a dark, twisted pop curveball

The first taste of the Petals For Armor project brilliantly resets the singer’s parameters
Advertisement