Simon Cowell charity single released to aid fire victims

Simon Cowell
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Simon Cowell poses for photographers at the Elle Style Awards in London. NBC announced Thursday, Oct. 22, that Cowell will appear on the next season of "America's Got Talent," replacing Howard Stern. The show has remained one of summertime’s most popular programs even as ratings for other reality shows have faded. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London.

Some 50 artists are included on the recording of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The singers included Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Liam Payne and Jessie J.

Grime star Stormzy opens the single, rapping: “I don’t know where to begin so I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you/I refuse to be silenced/I refuse to neglect you/That’s for every last soul up in Grenfell/Even though I’ve never even met you.”

The single released Wednesday marked a week since the blaze, which ripped through the apartment building in the early hours of June 14, when many of the residents were home asleep.

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