We Are the World by USA for Africa – 1985 Vinyl Record LP

$15.00

Near-Mint Condition.
Outer cover is blemish-free, with nearly zero weathering (at 35 years old).
This album boasts a stunning cast of superstar artists reflective of its decade in this 1980’s compilation. It would make a stellar addition any record collector’s dream index.

Description

vinyl record LP cover, We Are the World by USA for Africa (1985)

Album:
We Are the World

Artist:
USA for Africa (Various Artists)

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We Are the World” by USA for Africa
(We Are the World – Side 1: Track 1) 

USA for Africa Various Artists Supergroup 1985 We Are the World Vinyl LP Cover


Artist Details:
Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsay Buckingham, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Hall & Oats, James Ingram, Jackie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Al Jarreau, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis & the News, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Osborne, Steve Perry, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder…And more!

Year:
1985

Written by:
Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

Conducted and Produced by:
Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian

Label:
Columbia

Distribution:
CBS Records Canada Ltd.

Catalogue Number:
BEN 40043

Charts:
Multiple #1 positions spanning the globe including Australia, Belgium, Canada,  Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

Awards:
– 3 Recording Academy Grammy Awards
– 1 American Music Award
– 1 People’s Choice Award

Album Facts:
– Performed by USA for Africa, a superstar-supergroup who joined together in activism and charity outreach efforts to aid in Ethiopian famine relief.
– At the time (March 7, 1985) the title track became one of the fastest-selling American pop singles in history (15 million copies or more).
– “We Are the World” became the first ever certified “multi-platinum” single (Quadruple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America – RIAA).
– More certifications: Canada, 3x Platinum; Finland , Gold; France, Platinum; Italy, Gold; Japan 3x Platinum; UK, Silver; USA, 4x Platinum.
– Philanthropic legacy: Cumulative promotions and merchandise sales aided to the success of “We Are the World,” finally raising over $63 million for African & US humanitarian aid.

Genre:
Pop

Affiliated Genres:
Rock, Soul, R&B

Discogs Appraisal:
Last sold: Dec 10, 2019
Poor Condition – Minimum: $2.00
Moderate Condition – Median:
$4.20
Mint Condition –  Excellent: $13.15
Average: $5.81
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