Big time music artists are banding together and using their combined star power to release a digital album that will raise funds for Japan, following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis that hit less than two weeks ago. Universal Music is behind the project and so far artists who will be involved include Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, while tracks from U2 and Bon Jovi are also rumoured to appear on the album. Lady Gaga — who has already created a “Pray for Japan” bracelet — may also lend her tunes to the cause. The reason Universal is only doing a digital version is “because it is faster, and this will be a worldwide release. The plan is to have it available later this week,” says a spokesperson. Proceeds will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross.
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