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All-Star Single 'Everybody Hurts' Makes History

February 10, 2010 (9:21 am) GMT
The remake of R.E.M.'s single which has Mariah Carey and Susan Boyle among others becomes the fastest-selling single in U.K.
All-Star Single 'Everybody Hurts' Makes History

Simon Cowell's all-star collaboration "Everybody Hurts" for earthquake-stricken Haiti has set a new record after becoming the U.K.'s fastest-selling charity single this century. The "" judge recruited a host of stars, including , and , to perform on the cover track in a bid to raise money for survivors of last month's tremor.

Since its release on Sunday, February 7, the song has already shifted more than 200,000 units - and it's on course to have the biggest first week sales of any single since 2000. A spokesperson for the Official Charts Company says, "This is a phenomenal achievement. The public are certainly not showing any signs of charity fatigue."

R.E.M. have agreed to waive royalty fees, while all proceeds are being split between the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and British newspaper The Sun's Helping Haiti campaign. More than 230,000 people died in the disaster.

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