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Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Jorja Smith + More Release Grenfell Tower Benefit Single

The artists cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

by Hafeezah Nazim

Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Jorja Smith, and more artists just released a benefit single in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that resulted in at least 79 people presumed missing or dead.

The star-studded single is an emotional cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 hit single, "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The artists came together under the organization of Simon Cowell to benefit the London Community Foundation, a group geared toward the improvement of "London's most disadvantaged." The foundation's website also cites child poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and gang crime as some of the issues it combats. 

Other artists on the single include Nile Rodgers, Ray BLK, former One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, Jessie Ware, Stormzy, Emeli Sandé, and Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell, a choir consisting of nearly 300 members.

Since the tragic West London incident, celebrities have been lending a helping hand to aid those affected by the fire. Last week, Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki, were comforting victims outside the very building less than 24 hours after the fire occurred. 

Check out behind-the-scenes photos of the artists recording the single, here

Donate directly to the cause here, purchase "Bridge Over Troubled Water" on iTunes, and stream the track, below.