If there’s one thing celebs love – collectively – it’s getting together to raise money for a good cause, and that’s exactly what they’re doing with Songs for Japan.
Songs for Japan, a 38-song album made possible by just as many super star artists (including the likes of Justin Bieber, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Katy Perry), was released last Friday on iTunes for $9.99.
Proceeds from Songs for Japan will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society, a nationwide program with more than 100 years of experience in providing Japan with medical and safety services, social welfare services, and domestic disaster responses. All acts featured on the album, which includes John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Human Touch,” Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm,” and Shakira’s “Whenever, Whenever” (weird?), waived their rights to proceeds and royalties from the worldwide sales.
Oddly enough, Gwen Stefani, who recently donated a cool $1 million to the Save the Childrenâ€™s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, isn’t featured on the album.
From the smallest #PrayforJapan hashtag to the largest monetary donation, it’s inspiring to watch as, mere moments after disaster strikes, we humans come together during crisis regardless of our political, religious, and racial differences. Such acts give those of us on the sidelines of such horrifying catastrophes a little bit of hope and, those of us in the midst of crisis, help.
How have the earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected you?
Will you, or have you, purchased Songs for Japan? Or, if possible, have you contributed in some other way?
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Songs For Japan CD (March 27, 2011)
Last reviewed: 27 Mar 2011