Kylie, Cher, Robbie Williams and more team up for Children in Need single

Cover of Oasis’s Stop Crying Your Heart Out also features Nile Rodgers, Lenny Kravitz and Jess Glynne among 25 star performers

Kylie Minogue, Cher, Robbie Williams and more have teamed up for a charity single to benefit Children in Need.

The supergroup was assembled by Radio 2 and also features Nile Rodgers, Lenny Kravitz, Jess Glynne, Mel C, Gregory Porter plus many more, performing a cover of Oasis ballad Stop Crying Your Heart Out. The singers are backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, including Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello. A video for the track will debut during the charity broadcast on Friday evening on BBC One.

Minogue said: “Children in Need is such a special charity and so loved by everyone, including me. It was a privilege to take part in this recording with so many amazing artists. This year it feels even more poignant than ever, and I hope we can all come together to raise as much as possible.”

The group will be hoping to match the success of another BBC-helmed all-star recording in 2020: Radio 1’s cover of Foo Fighters’ Times Like These to benefit coronavirus relief, which featured Dua Lipa, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and more, and topped the UK singles chart in May.

As well as hoping to top the singles chart next week, Minogue is also in a fierce battle for this week’s album chart. Her 15th studio album Disco is competing with new releases from Little Mix and Shirley Bassey, plus current chart-topper Ariana Grande.

Artists featuring on Stop Crying Your Heart Out

Anoushka Shankar
Ava Max
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bryan Adams
Clean Bandit
Ella Eyre
Gregory Porter
Izzy Bizu
Jack Savoretti
James Morrison
Jamie Cullum
Jay Sean
Jess Glynne
Kylie Minogue
Lenny Kravitz
Mel C
Nile Rodgers
Paloma Faith
Rebecca Ferguson
Robbie Williams
Sheku Kanneh-Mason


Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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