We are the World
By: Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
History of the Writers
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Born the eighth member of the Jackson family, he made his move of a singer with his brother who were in the Jackson 5. It was in 1971 when he started his solo career and took off later to become the "King of Pop". He holds the record of the most accomplished songwriter and singer of all time with an estimated 400 million records sold worldwide.
Lionel Brockman RIchie Jr. was born on June 20th, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1968 he became a member of the group, Commodores signed to Motown Records and made his solo debut in 1982. He launched his #1 US song, "Truly" in the 80's as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980's.