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Candace Payne Releases Song Benefiting Convoy of Hope
Candace Payne has released a rendition of “Heal the World” on iTunes with proceeds benefiting Convoy of Hope. Since the song was released on Monday, Payne’s single has been listed on iTunes Top 100 and landed the No. 32 spot on the day of the release.
Payne originally sang her arrangement of the classic Michael Jackson song live on her Facebook page and it received more than 5 million views. The outpouring of support from her fans inspired her to release the song on iTunes to benefit Convoy of Hope.
“I am so humbled and grateful to share my arrangement of Heal the World,” says Payne. “Recently, I’ve been so sad and hurt by what’s going on in the news, but I hope this inspires others to make the world a better place.”
Payne became a viral sensation after a Facebook Live video in May of her trying on a Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s grew to be the most-viewed Facebook Live video in history with 159+ million views. She became known as “Chewbacca Mom” and embarked on a coast-to-coast media tour on major network shows like Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and The Late Late Show with James Corden. She hopes her rendition of “Heal the World” will help her mission to spread joy to others.
“We’re so grateful Candace Payne is using her platform to raise awareness for those in need,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “We look forward to partnering with her to help the impoverished and suffering all over the world.”