Yesterday it was announced that Universal Music will be releasing a digital-only compilation album to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.
Although the lineup and track list is yet to be finalized, some of music’s biggest names, including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, U2 & Nicki Minaj, are lending their tunes for a good cause. Proceeds from the sales will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
“We are doing it only digitally because it is faster, and this will be a worldwide release. The plan is to have it available later this week,” a spokesperson for Universal Music said.
Universal Music is not the only music-industry player reaching to support the Japan disaster relief. The Black Eyed Peas’ new music video for their song “Just Can’t Get Enough” is being used to promote awareness and funds for victims of the tragic event. The video, which was shot in Japan one week prior to the earthquake and tsunami, finds the BEP bandmates traveling throughout Toyko.
AND Lady Gaga designed a special prayer bracelet with all proceeds going to the Japanese relief efforts. In just two days, Gaga & her legion of little monsters had raised more than $250,000.