'Hands' tops iTunes charts in Argentina, Brazil; Orlando tribute a hit in 39 countries

Less than a week into its release, 'Hands' - the Orlando tribute single released by GLAAD and Interscope Records - has already landed atop the Argentina and Brazil iTunes charts and has made its way onto the charts in another 37 countries around the globe, according to figures available at worldhit.net and kworb.net

"The outpouring of love for this song in the wake of the Orlando tragedy - and the tragedies playing out before us in recent days - tells us that the world is ready to accelerate acceptance and end hate," said GLAAD Vice President of Programs Zeke Stokes. "It is time for us to join hands to end the violence and discrimination that plagues not just the LGBTQ community, but all marginalized communities."

The song "Hands" features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. It was written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and BloodPop and produced by BloodPop, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.

“Hands” is available now for digital download via iTunes. 

The tribute is available in the U.S. at iTunes exclusively. Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single will benefit Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.