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Listen to Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single, featuring Stormzy, Rita Ora, Louis Tomlinson and loads more

UPDATE (10:35 21/06/2017): Simon Cowell's star-studded recording of Simon And Garfunkel ballad 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', a bid to raise money for victims of last week's blaze, has been released. The track is available to download and stream now, with money raised through artistsforgrenfell.com going towards The London Community Foundation.

The full list of artists featured on A Bridge Over Troubled Water are: 
 
Angel
Anne-Marie
Bastille
Brian May - Queen
Carl Barât - The Libertines
Craig David
Deno
Donae'o
Dua Lipa
Ella Eyre
Ella Henderson
Emeli Sandé
Fleur East
Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell
Geri Halliwell
Gregory Porter
James Arthur
James Blunt
Jessie J
Jessie Ware
John Newman
Jon McClure - Reverend and the Makers
Jorja Smith
Kelly Jones - Stereophonics
Labrinth
Leona Lewis
Liam Payne
London Community Gospel Choir
Louis Tomlinson
Louisa Johnson
Matt Goss
Matt Terry
Mr Eazi
Nathan Sykes
Nile Rodgers
Omar
Paloma Faith
Pixie Lott
Ray BLK
RAYE
Rita Ora
Robbie Williams
Shakka
Shane Filan
Stormzy
The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend)
Tokio Myers
Tom Grennan
Tony Hadley
Tulisa
WSTRN
5 After Midnight

Simon Cowell has recruited a plethora of names for his charity single raising money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The music mogul pledged to record a charity song shortly after news broke of the devastating blaze.

Over the weekend, artists including Stormzy, Craig David, Emeli Sande, Jorja Smith, James Blunt and Rita Ora were seen heading into a Notting Hill studio to record the track – which is believed to be a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

The track was initially touted for release today, but it’s claimed that it will now debut on Wednesday (June 21) instead to allow time for Celine Dion and other big names to record additional vocals.

The death toll from the blaze has sadly risen from 58 to 79 in the last 24 hours. That figure is set to rise as searches of the building continues. The money raised by the single will go to the families of those in the fire as well as victims who lost their homes.

Speaking of his reasoning behind the single, Simon said: ‘I was watching the news and then I drove up to see the building which is around the corner. I’ve seen a lot of bad things and not far from where I was sitting.

‘It dawned on you. It sent chills through you. What hit home was seeing that wall and seeing all of those messages.

‘I saw how residents turned up with water and clothes and that’s when I thought I’m not going to sit here and do nothing. For someone in my position to do nothing would be appalling.’ 

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