News: Chris Brown, Juelz Santana, T-Pain & More Headline Haiti Benefit Concert
Monday, Apr 19, 2010 5:25PM
R&B singer Chris Brown has put together a Haiti benefit concert next month that will feature performances by Juelz Santana, T-Pain, Keri Hilson and more.
The event will take place in his hometown Richmond, Virginia.
Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits from his previous two albums. He will be joined by Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Ryan Leslie, Mario and Juelz Santana. The event, a LiveNation and Haymon production, will be held at the Siegel Center, located at the Virginia Commonwealth University. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter, to support their relief efforts in Haiti, and The Central Virginia Food Bank. (Billboard)
Brown has also released a statement regarding the concert.
"I wanted to find a way to contribute personally to the ongoing Haitian relief effort and also support an organization that helps people in need in my home state," says Brown. "The images I see on television, both in my community and in Haiti, remind me that everyone has to do their part." (Statement)
Last February, artists like Lil Wayne, Diddy, Wyclef Jean and more came together for a benefit concert.
Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Diddy' Combs have announced plans for another Haiti concert. They will join a host of hip-hop acts including Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown and Queen Latifah at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) two hour event 'SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti', which will be broadcast live from Miami on February 5. The event will air on US TV channels MTV, VH1, BET and Centric at 8pm EST. Meanwhile, Wyclef Jean has hinted that his former band Fugees may reform and record a charity single to raise money for the victims of the earthquake. (New Lil Wayne)
The earthquake took place last January.
The major earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday may lead to hundreds of millions of dollars of insured losses, risk assessor Eqecat said, an amount that could have been higher had underwriters loosened their standards. Eqecat indicated that insured buildings often must meet a higher standard and therefore may sustain less damage. However, the company said Haiti's magnitude 7.0 earthquake, whose epicenter was just 10 miles (16 km) from the capital of Port-au-Prince, "is very severe, and even well-designed buildings could expect damage from this event." (Reuters)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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