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LISTEN: Christina Aguilera Pens New Song For Orlando Shooting Victims

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Pop star Christina Aguilera has released a new song, "Change,'' following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.

The singer posted a lyric video of the song and a statement on her website on Thursday, which said that she wants to be a part of the change the world needs to be more inclusive.

"The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families," Aguilera said in a statement on her website.

"Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately."

PHOTOS: Orlando Nightclub Shooting Victims

The song features lyrics about waiting for hope and change and "waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found.'' The statement says proceeds from U.S. downloads through Sept. 14 will go to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims and their families.

Singer songwriter Melissa Etheridge also penned a song called ``Pulse,'' after the name of the club where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured.

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