Songs For Japan has been released on Friday, March 25 - a compilation album to benefit the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Japan. The album is available for purchase worldwide on iTunes for $9.99, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to benefiting the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Lady Gaga, Eminem, Pink, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are among the many artists that appear on the album. In total, 38 artists lent songs to the album, including every and all types of music from country to rock to pop and jazz.
All acts appearing on Songs for Japan – and their labels and music publishers – have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The Japanese Red Cross Society will use funds from the album to support its ongoing relief efforts and recovery assistance to Japan’s most affected areas by the earthquake and tsunamis.
Here’s the track list for Songs for Japan, according to Apple:
1. John Lennon, “Imagine”
2. U2, “Walk On”
3. Bob Dylan, “Shelter From the Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around the World”
5. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
6. Beyoncé, “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars, “Talking to the Moon”
8. Katy Perry, “Firework”
9. Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”
10. Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna, “Miles Away”
12. David Guetta, “When Love Takes Over”
13. Eminem (featuring Rihanna), “Love the Way You Lie”
14. Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban, “Awake”
16. Keith Urban, “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas, “One Tribe”
18. Pink, “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green, “It’s OK”
20. Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
21. Bon Jovi, “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters, “My Hero”
23. R.E.M., “Man on the Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj, “Save Me”
25. Sade, “By Your Side”
26. Michael Bublé, “Hold On”
27. Justin Bieber, “Pray”
28. Adele, “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya, “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
31. John Mayer, “Waiting on the World to Change”
32. Queen, “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
33. Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
34. Sting, “Fragile”
35. Leona Lewis, “Better in Time”
36. Ne-Yo, “One in a Million”
37. Shakira, “Whenever, Wherever”
38. Norah Jones, “Sunrise”
The great thing about today’s technology is that it can be combined with charity efforts on a global scale. I think this is a great cause and great concept – iTunes is one of the hottest markets right now, so why not use it for good? I know many young people who don’t exactly have the money to donate, but I’m pretty sure we all have money on our iTunes account, so this little bit can help in a major way.
50 Cent took to his Twitter to mock the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on Friday, Perez Hilton reports.
His Twitter contained jokes about those suffering in Japan, and trust me, they aren’t funny. He wrote:
“Its all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street shit gone get crazy.”
“Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing.”
“Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe’s from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol”
He must have realized that he was being offensive to those affected, because he later tweeted an apology over the insensitive tweets:
“Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let’s pray for anyone who has lost someone.”
“Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I’m cool either way 50cent”
I mean, is 50 Cent so desperate for attention that he has to mock death and tragedy in order to get his name out there? 50 has made homophobic tweets before as well, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s stooped so low once again. Just because your music career isn’t as hot as it used to be doesn’t mean you have to take down everyone with you. An apology really isn’t enough either – made you should think about donating some money to help Japan recover. And not just 50 cents.
Charlie Sheen’s upcoming mini-tour to Chicago and Detroit has sold out in under 18 minutes, says TMZ.
The show, called “My Violent Torpedo of Truth,” set a Ticketmaster record this weekend as tickets were snapped up like hotter-than-hotcakes. Sheen’s camp is looking into adding more dates to the tour, as well as some additional stops in new cities.
Sheen’s website also claims that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
$1?! That’s a little skimpy considering some tickets are going for nearly 100 times that price!
This can’t be doing anything good for Sheen’s delusional huge ego… In fact, we’re sick of him already.
If Charlie Sheen comes to your city, will you be going to see him?
Follow the 8.9 scale earthquake that hit Japan Friday morning, there has been an outpour of support via Twitter and other social networking sites from everyone and celebrities have sent their condolences and best wishes. The tsunami effects are expected to hit Hawaii and the West Coast later today, even north and central coasts are on Tsunami advisories.
P. Diddy Tweeted immediately: “Oh man yall see this earthquake in japan??????!!!!!! Let us pray!!!! God bless Japan!”
Ciara tweeted upon hearing the sad news: “I am sooooo sad to hear about what’s happening in Japan. It breaks my heart. Let’s pray for the families and their country!”
Katy Perry, who just finished a leg of her tour in Japan: “My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected by the disaster in Japan… #prayforjapan.”
Hip-hop singer Nicki Minaj retweeted tsunami facts and preparedness tips from the Red Cross.
Adam Lambert, from American Idol: “My thoughts and energy are towards japan”
Dave Chapelle: “#prayforjapan times like this we gotta stick together, real talk. God bless everyone affected by the earthquake & #tsunami”
Taylor Swift: “I’m sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting” Cher expressed her concern: “Anyone know about wailea Maui! Have home & friends ! No answers from them ! Concerned.”
Paris Hilton: “The images on the news are breaking my heart. I am so worried for everyone in Japan. My thoughts are with you Japan. God bless you all.”
Lea Michele, from Glee: “So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there.”
Will.I.Am.: “I’m worried about my friends from smap smap, verbal, kage son, and all my friends I care about . I can’t reach any of them in Japan.”