Many world-famous entertainers have dedicated portions of their shows to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. A handful of acts — like Floridian emo group You Blew It! — have released benefit records aligning with LGBT causes. However, Christina Aguilera’s new charity single “Change” is by far the highest-profile attempt by an artist to give back directly to those affected by this tragedy.
According to Aguilera, 100 percent of the profits from the single’s iTunes purchases will go to the National Compassion Fund to be passed on to the families of the victims of the Pulse shooting. Aguilera explained her decision in a post on her website:
“The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately. We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate…We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love.”
Check out a lyric video for “Change” up top and download the single via iTunes to help out a very worthy cause.