July 6, 2016 10:52 am
Updated: July 6, 2016 11:07 am

Britney Spears, JLo and more pay tribute to Orlando victims with touching song

Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Selena Gomez are among stars who have recorded the song 'Hands' to raise funds for victims of the Orlando shooting. Above, a memorial for victims held in Orlando on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP

Some of music’s biggest superstars – including Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani – have teamed up with GLAAD to record a song in support of the victims and families affected by the Orlando massacre.

The song, Hands, was released Tuesday and is for sale on iTunes.

READ MORE: Angels guard against Westboro Baptist at funerals for Orlando shooting victims

The list of artists who joined voices for the song is staggering; P!nk, Mary J Blige, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons and Adam Lambert can be heard on the track.

WATCH: More from Orlando

The LGBTQ community was left reeling after a gunman killed 49 people at an Orlando gay club in the early morning hours of June 12. The shooter, Omar Mateen, also died in the attack, which was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

“Doesn’t matter who you love, all that matters is your love,” say the lyrics of Hands.

“I’ve been watching news, seeing all this hate. Tell me is it wrong to want a little change?”

READ MORE: Pride and mourning, as funerals and demonstrations overtake Orlando

Since the attack, many of the artists have been vocal with their support for the LGBTQ community, and the need for tighter gun control laws in the United States.


“The horrific attack on the LGBT community in Orlando has left us devastated, but not defeated,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

“We stand resolved in paying tribute to their memory, supporting the victims and families, and working together to achieve full acceptance once and for all.”

Proceeds from the song will benefit Equality Florida, GLAAD and the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

© 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.