Simon Cowell Confirms All Star Single To Raise Money For Grenfell Tower Victims


Simon Cowell has revealed that a charity single will be released to help victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

The blaze, which has so far claimed the lives of 17 people, broke out in the West London tower block in the early hours of Thursday morning.

All proceeds of the release – which is yet to be revealed – will be given to those affected by the devastating tragedy.


The 57-year-old music mogul confirmed the fundraising song after seeing the heart-breaking news footage.

Speaking on ‘Good Morning Britain’ via telephone, Cowell explained that to not help in his position would be ‘appalling’.

I was watching the news and then I drove up to see the building which is only round the corner from me.

He continued:

I’ve seen a lot of bad things, and there, you know, not far away from where I was sitting, I just… it really dawns on you, honestly, it sent chills through me.

Seeing the building it made a big impact – I think the thing that really hit home to me was when I was seeing that wall, and I saw those messages, and then when I saw how the residents immediately turned up with water and clothes, and offers of shelter and everything else, that’s when I thought, I’m not just going to sit here and do nothing.

I wrote to all the record label heads and I basically said let’s all work together, there’s a bigger cause here.

Cowell’s plans look set to be in motion already, with him revealing the record will hopefully be recorded this weekend.

As the CEO of record label ‘Syco’, the catalogue of artists include Ella Eyre, Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Louisa Johnson and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

Although there has been no confirmation of artists yet, Cowell added he would ‘love’ to get Adele involved.

The X-Factor star continued:

We will record it hopefully and finish it Sunday, latest Monday, we’ve already started to get a lot of people calling in saying, ‘of course we would love to do it.

People who can’t make it physically to the studio, we can record their vocals wherever they are in the world if they want to be involved

The song is important because it obviously has to be sincere – it has to have the right message, and most importantly, for me, it has to mean something to the people affected by what happened – I do genuinely believe this will make a difference.


A number of stars have already donated to the fund and promoted the services offered to victims, including London-native Adele and Rita Ora.

The fire swept through the 24-storey tower block in just 15 minutes.

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Police have told people who are concerned about friends or relatives who may have been in the building to call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233