Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, What's Going On

What do Britney Spears, Bono, and Beyoncé have in common?

All three of these performers are part of the Artists Against AIDS Worldwide organization.

So, in honor of World AIDS Day, let's look back at their collaborative music video, "What's Going On," released 15 years ago to benefit AIDS programs.

The music video, produced by Bono and Jermaine Dupri, was released on October 30th, 2001 and features a star-studded ensemble. Christina Aguilera, NSYNC, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, Lauryn Hill, and the Backstreet Boys are just a few of the popular artists who came together to support the cause. 

Marvin Gaye's classic song, "What's Going On," was remixed and recorded by the most sought-after musicians of the early 2000s to support Artists Against AIDS Worldwide.

The organization benefits impoverished regions affected by the global AIDS epidemic, and proceeds from the sales benefited AIDS programs in affected countries and funded AIDS advocacy campaigns worldwide.

Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye, collaborated in the music video and stated, "the song we've done is all about mobilization and action, because the missing ingredient has been political will." She continued, "We are all asking - What's going on?"

If this doesn't inspire you we don't know what will...

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