Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber & More Just Released The Most Epic Song To Fight Climate Change
What do Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, and John Legend have in common? You can hear all of them in the new music video for "Earth," by Lil Dickey, which has gone viral overnight thanks to a star-studded cast and philanthropic mission.
The cheeky track was created as a climate change anthem, and all of its proceeds will go to the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation focused on climate resilience.
"Thank you to @lildickygram and all the artists that came together to make 'Earth' happen. Net profits from the song, video, and merchandise will go to many @leonardodicapriofdn partners on the frontlines of implementing solutions to climate change," DiCaprio wrote on his Instagram, naming Shark Conservation Fund, 100%, Global Greengrants Fund, The Quick Response Fund For Nature, and The Carbon Cycle Institute as some of the organizations that will benefit from the collaboration.
The music video an animated montage of 30 famous musicians as animals singing, "We love the Earth; It is our planet. We love the Earth; It is our home" (along with some other NSFW lyrics—use headphones for this one). Released less than 24 hours ago, it's already trending #1 on Youtube with over 5.5 million views, and the song is in the top 10 charts on iTunes.
A new website, WeLoveTheEarth.org, also popped up today with other ways to support the song and the mission behind it, such as purchasing branded merchandise, switching to renewable energy, or buying carbon offsets. Meanwhile, the celebs involved are using their platforms to spread the word about the project.
It might not be the cultural moment we were expecting in the lead-up to Earth Day, but anything to nudge people to donate to green causes—and get the words "We love the Earth" stuck in their heads—is music to our ears.
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