Artists Stand Up to Cancer - Just Stand Up (Live) 2008
Date: January 22, 2013
"Just Stand Up!" is a song performed by an all-star charity supergroup of pop, R&B, rock, country artists during the live version during the telethon "Stand Up to Cancer". The group was purposely billed as Artists Stand Up to Cancer to the public.
American songwriter and producer Antonio "L.A." Reid conceived the collaboration after a meeting with the founder of Stand Up to Cancer, which will benefit from the proceeds of the record. Reid co-produced the track with American singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and the single was released on August 21, 2008.
The singers performed the song live on the "Stand Up to Cancer" show, which aired simultaneously on US TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC on September 5, 2008.
The single was re-released on September 30, 2008, with the original recording, as well as the audio of the live performance. The CD was enhanced so it had special features for a computer. A music video was not produced for the single.
Performers (in order of appearance) Beyoncé Carrie Underwood Rihanna Miley Cyrus Sheryl Crow (only on studio version) Nicole Scherzinger (only on live version) Fergie Leona Lewis Keyshia Cole Natasha Bedingfield LeAnn Rimes (only on studio version) Melissa Etheridge (only on studio version) Ciara Ashanti Mary J. Blige Mariah Carey
The live performance was on "Stand Up 2 Cancer" event on September 5, 2008, aired by multiple channels. All the original artists appeared for the performance, except LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, with the addition of Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls singing the parts of Sheryl Crow. The live performance is slightly different from the original song available for download. The live performance video is available on iTunes.