Beyonce Donates Song To Charity
Beyoncé Knowles has donated a track to World Humanitarian Day, a charity that recognises those who face danger and adversity to help others. The special day is on August 19 and marks the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters, which killed 22 people, in Baghdad, Iraq…
Along with songwriter Diane Warren, Beyoncé wanted to inspire the world to take part in doing something for others with the United Nations by donating her track 'I Was Here' from her current album, '4', to the cause. A video for the song is to be filmed at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience and released globally on August 19.
As well as appearing in the main video for the campaign, Beyoncé recently spoke on the cause. “We all see the headlines and we think ‘what can I really do to help?’ World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”
In an attempt to reach one billion people by the annual date, the campaign is relying on social media websites to help spread the message, which is something that Beyoncé has been doing whilst watching the Olympic Games this week.
The 30-year-old superstar took to her Twitter account to congratulate US gymnast Gabby Douglas for winning gold in the women's all-round final, writing: "A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas - WOW - what a thrill to watch you take this Gold! - enjoy this moment, its yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B (sic)."
Words: Tiffany Calver (@TiffanyCalver)