Best Selling Single of USA For Africa
Supergroup USA For Africa is responsible for the charity single “We Are The World,” which has become one of the most listened to songs in history.
The song’s success is not surprising, considering it was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and produced by Michael Omartian and Quincy Jones.
Sales for the song exceed 20 million copies and it’s the eighth best-selling single of all time. It was an instant success when it was released in 1985, topping worldwide charts and becoming the fasting-selling pop song in United States history.
The song was also the first to become certified multi-platinum after earning the Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The song also won three Grammy Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and an American Music Award. Its iconic and emotional video features some of the greatest worldwide artists - and promotions for the song have helped raise more than $149 million for aid in Africa and the United States.