Helping through music

Beyonce’s profits from ‘Mi Gente’ given to hurricane victims

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Story by Emma Anderson, staff writer

Beyonce is no stranger to charity, and her most recent involvement in the Houston Relief Efforts is not only affecting the lives of the hurricane victims, but the lives of people all around the nation.

“Our team is on the ground continuing the work of helping to rebuild the city by rebuilding lives,” Beyonce said in a statement on her website.

Beyonce joins the popular song, “Mi Gente,” to support the victims of the hurricanes. She announced her involvement in the song in an Instagram post released on Thursday, Sept. 28.

“I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands,” Beyonce said.

The song, “Mi Gente” was first released on June 30, 2017 by Colombian singer, J Balvin, and French singer, Willy William. “Mi Gente” is defined as “my people” and uses both English and Spanish. As rare as it is for other countries to have music featured on American pop charts, “Mi Gente” rose to number 3 on the Billboard Top 100 in recent weeks.

“The power of the music goes beyond any language and any strategy,” Balvin said. “I am beyond grateful to have the Queen B join us. It’s a dream come true.”

Beyonce is continually encouraging people to become involved in the relief efforts and to donate. On, you can donate a multitude of supplies to the victims and families of the hurricanes that have recently overwhelmed multiple places along the gulf.

In early September, Beyonce was seen serving food to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Originally from Houston, the singer listened to the victims’ stories.

The song has raked in a substantial amount of money along with Beyonce’s remix of “Mi Gente” and its proceeds. Beyonce has also participated in generous private donations to the relief efforts.

“This today is a celebration of survival. Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God y’all are safe, that your children are safe. The things that really matter are your health and your children, and your family and your life,” Beyonce said.