Kylie Minogue and Cher lead the star-studded line-up for the Children In Need 2020 single Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Kylie Minogue and Cher are leading the line-up for this year’s Children In Need single Stop Crying Your Heart Out.
The BBC are bringing together some of the most iconic artists from around the world for the annual event.
Joining the pair on the track are Bryan Adams, Izzy Bizu, Clean Bandit, Mel C, Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Jess Glynne and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Important cause: Kylie Minogue and Cher are leading the line-up for this year’s Children In Need single Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Rounding out the line-up are Lenny Kravitz, KSI, Lauv, Ava Max, James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Nile Rodgers, Jack Savoretti, Jay Sean, Anoushka Shankar, Robbie Williams and Yola.
Kylie said: ‘Children in Need is such a special charity and so loved by everyone, including me. It was a privilege to take part in this recording with so many amazing artists.
‘This year it feels even more poignant than ever, and I hope we can all come together to raise as much as possible.’
Cher told how recording the Oasis track had a powerful effect on her, saying: ‘felt very emotional recording this song, it was very important to me.’
Event: The BBC are bringing together some of the most iconic artists from around the world for the annual event
Lenny Kravitz said: ‘We are living in a time when children need all the support they can get and so it is a pleasure to be collaborating with so many great artists for such an important cause.
‘I hope this song reminds everyone that we are all in this together and we can make a difference.’
Meanwhile, Nile Rogers added: ‘I have a long history of doing great things with the BBC Radio 2 team and the UK is my home from home so I know exactly how important Children in Need is and the important work they do for children throughout the UK is very familiar to me.
Kylie said: ‘Children in Need is such a special charity and so loved by everyone, including me. It was a privilege to take part in this recording with so many amazing artists’
‘When Jeff Smith [BBC Radio 2’s Head of Music] asked me to participate I immediately said yes as regardless of the pandemic we must do everything in our power to ensure there is no disruption in supporting these children.’
It comes after Kylie recently shared a sneak peek of her home studio in London where she recorded her album during the height of the pandemic.
In a post shared to her Instagram on Monday, the Australian songstress showed off her eighties-inspired room which she aptly nicknamed the ‘Infinite Disc.
Kylie recently discussed making Disco at her home in London while in lockdown.
Stars: Ava Max is also among the stars taking part in Children In Need this year
Performer: James Morrison has also contributed his talents to the single
Performer: Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum has also contributed his talents this year
Talent: Sheku Kanneh-Mason is also among the performers contributing to Stop Crying Your Heart Out
She told Billboard that she had to buy her own equipment and learn how to record vocals at home to complete the album.
‘Lockdown happened, and I had to figure out how to do everything remotely,’ she explained.
‘It was very exciting to get the equipment, fire up my logical-rational brain and find the right place in the house to put it.’
The single is available for pre-order bbc.co.uk/r2allstars while BBC Children In Need takes place on Friday 13 November.
Good cause: A minimum of 50p from the sale of each download in the UK will benefit BBC Children in Need, which takes place on Friday 13 November