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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases New Relief Song for Puerto Rico, ‘Almost Like Praying,’ Featuring Jennifer Lopez and More

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In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria and outrage over the president’s inaction in helping those affected, Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new single “Almost Like Praying,” with the entire proceeds from the song going toward helping Puerto Rico. The single’s profits will be donated to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund. The song, whose title and lyrics reference lyrics from the song “Maria” from the Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story, features over a dozen artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Camila Cabello, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Ruben Blades, Dessa, and Gina Rodriguez. In addition, Miranda shared a playlist on Spotify entitled “For Puerto Rico For Puerto Rico.” Listen to “Almost Like Praying” below.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Relief Song for Puerto Rico