In 2005, 20 of the UK’s finest recording artists came together to record ‘Help! A Day in the Life.’ The album was commissioned by War Child, a charity that helps children affected by war. War Child runs sustainable projects across the globe to help the most vulnerable and marginalized children in conflict-affected areas. Initially conceived as a charity for orphans of the Bosnian war, War Child has spread across the globe with branches in Holland, Canada, and funds education, health and emergency support programs from El Salvador to Kenya.
The charity raises funds primarily through music, getting top artists to records charity albums. 1995 saw the release of ‘Help,’ one of the highest-selling charity albums in history. The album was followed by 2002’s ‘1-Love,’ 2003’s ‘Hope,’ 2007’s ‘The Night Sky,’ and 2009’s ‘Heroes,’ which featured cover versions of classic tracks by some of the biggest legends in music. Recorded in just 24 hours, ‘Help! A Day in the Life’ became the fastest-selling download at the time, with 80,000 tracks downloaded over one weekend.
Radiohead, Coldplay, Gorillaz, Manic Street Preachers, and Kaiser Chiefs were among the artist contributing to the album. To date, the charity has released eight albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. Proceeds from the albums go towards helping children affected by wars all around the world. Because when politicians and the rest of the world turn a blind eye, music steps up to the damn plate.
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