Britains most talented artist, including our very own Leona Lewis, released a single today to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. More than 50 stars showed up to record their part for Bridge Over Troubled Water, stars including Robbie Williams, Rita Ora, Emeli Sande and Liam Payne. The artists were spotted entering Sarm Studios, which is only a mile away from Grenfell. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic was organised by reality television star and music producer Simon Cowell. At least 79 people are now missing, presumed dead, following the fire in west London a week ago.
The artists also released a music video featuring footage of the recording process and of the community mourning around the Grenfell Tower.
Just two days after the song was released, it topped the charts in the UK and couple of other countries making it the best selling single of 2017 according to the Official Charts Company. A total of 170,000 sales have been recorded across digital and streaming. The single has also claimed the 10-year record for sales on an opening day with 120,000 units sold.
Leona Lewis recorded the full song in a different key and version but you can hear her sing the first line of the second verse “When you’re down and out“. Please support this good cause by buying it on iTunes.