Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda
on Friday released a collaborative song on iTunes to honor the 49
people killed and dozens injured in a mass shooting last month at a
gay nightclub in Orlando.
All proceeds from Love Make the
World Go Round will benefit the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto
Somos Orlando, which, according to the group's website, will “provide
bilingual culturally-competent social services to impacted families
and the broader community.”
According to EOnline.com, Miranda, who
is best known for writing and starring in the Broadway musical
Hamilton, wrote the song.
In releasing a
preview of the song on Instagram, Lopez said that she and Miranda
were “working in studio on something very special.”
“We talked a lot about love
counteracting hate and fear and how art can play a role in that
effort,” Miranda said about the creative process during an
iHeartRadio Twitter Q&A.
Lopez and Miranda are scheduled to
perform the song live Monday, July 11 on NBC's Today.