Hope for Haiti Now (album)

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Hope for Haiti Now
Hope for Haiti Now cover.jpg
Live album by Various artists
Released January 23, 2010
Genre Various
Length 78:29
Label MTV
Singles from Hope for Haiti Now
  1. "Redemption Song"
    Released: January 19, 2010
  2. "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  3. "Hallelujah"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  4. "Lean on Me"
    Released: January 23, 2010
  5. "A Message 2010"
    Released: January 23, 2010

Hope for Haiti Now is a live album by various artists to benefit Hope for Haiti Now's campaign to alleviate the 2010 Haiti earthquake. All benefits from the album sales go to Haiti relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation. Hope for Haiti Now features 19 live performances from the television broadcast Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief as well as the studio version of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)", an original track performed by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna during the telethon.[1]

The digital-only album was made available for pre-order through iTunes on 22 January 2010. It set a record as the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.[2] The album sold 171,000 copies in its first weekend, and, in merely two days, became the first digital-only album to top the Billboard 200 album chart.[3]

The album has since also become available at Amazon.com and Rhapsody.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1 "Send Me an Angel" (originally titled "Prelude to a Kiss" from the album As I Am) Alicia Keys Alicia Keys 3:43
2 "A Message 2010" Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin Coldplay 4:04
3 "We Shall Overcome" Pete Seeger Bruce Springsteen 2:52
4 "A Time to Love / Bridge over Troubled Water" Stevie Wonder / Paul Simon Stevie Wonder 4:01
5 "I'll Stand by You" Chrissie Hynde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg Shakira feat. The Roots 3:55
6 "Motherless Child" Traditional John Legend 4:11
7 "Hard Times Come Again No More" Stephen Foster Mary J. Blige feat The Roots 3:57
8 "Breathless" Kevin Griffin Taylor Swift 3:51
9 "Lift Me Up" Linda Perry Christina Aguilera 3:45
10 "Driven to Tears" Gordon Sumner Sting 3:34
11 "Halo" Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart, Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé feat. Chris Martin 3:31
12 "Lean on Me" Bill Withers Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Keith Urban 3:36
13 "Like a Prayer" Madonna Ciccone, Patrick Leonard Madonna 3:29
14 "Hallelujah" Leonard Cohen Justin Timberlake feat. Matt Morris & Charlie Sexton 4:15
15 "Let It Be" John Lennon, Paul McCartney Jennifer Hudson feat. The Roots 3:53
16 "Many Rivers to Cross" Jimmy Cliff Emeline Michel 3:01
17 "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (live version)" Shawn Carter, Paul Hewson, David Evans, Kasseem Dean, Rihanna Jay-Z feat. Bono, The Edge & Rihanna 4:27
18 "Alone and Forsaken" Hank Williams Dave Matthews feat. Neil Young 3:30
19 "Rivers of Babylon / Yele (Medley)" Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton Wyclef Jean 3:55
20 "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (1.0 version)" Shawn Carter, Paul Hewson, David Evans, Kasseem Dean, Rihanna Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge, Rihanna 4:20

Chart performance[edit]

Hope for Haiti Now debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 1, selling 171,000 copies in only two days as Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ends at the close of business each Sunday, thus becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history of Billboard.[3] It also became the second independently distributed album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart that year (and 13th overall) following Vampire Weekend's Contra.[4]


Chart (2010) Peak
Ö3 Austria Top 40[5] 1
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[6] 25
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[6] 24
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 1
Danish Albums Chart[6] 3
French Digital Albums Chart[8] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 9
UK Compilation Albums Chart[10] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 82[11]
Preceded by
Contra by Vampire Weekend
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
February 6, 2010
Succeeded by
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Canadian Albums Chart number-one album
February 6, 2010
Succeeded by
Grammy Nominees 2010 by Various artists
Preceded by
Cœur de pirate by Cœur de pirate
French Digital Albums Chart number-one album
February 7, 2010
Succeeded by
Heligoland by Massive Attack

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jayson Rodriguez (22 January 2010). "'Hope For Haiti Now' Performances: A Track-By-Track List". MTV.com. 
  2. ^ "'Hope For Haiti' telethon draws, and raises, millions". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Caulfield, Keith. "'Hope For Haiti' Album Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200". billboard.com. January 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Hope For Haiti Now". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  6. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Hope For Haiti Now". danishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Charts History - Hope for Haiti Now - Various artists". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  8. ^ ""Tops : "Urgence Haïti" prend la tête des ventes"". Chartsinfrance. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Various Artists - Hope For Haiti Now - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  10. ^ "Hope for Haiti Now - Tops UK Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

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