Universal Music Group, Sony Entertainment Music, Warner Music Group and EMI Music have joined forces to release an all-star digital only charity album in a bid to raise funds for the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. The 38-track album will feature popular songs from the likes of Beyonce, Adele, Eminem, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, U2, Bob Dylan and Neyo amongst others.

The compilation is available now from iTunes for $9.99, with all proceeds of the sales of the album going to the Japanese Red Cross society with a physical double disc CD being made available as from early next month.

Songs for Japan tracklist:

John Lennon, “Imagine (Remastered)”
U2, “Walk On”
Bob Dylan, “Shelter From the Storm”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around the World (Live)”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way (Starsmith Remix)
Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”
Bruno Mars, “Talking to the Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”
Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You”
Madonna, “Miles Away (Live)”
David Guetta, “When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland)”
Eminem, “Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)”
Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch”
Josh Groban, “Awake (Live)”
Keith Urban, “Better Life”
The Black Eyed Peas, “One Tribe”
P!nk, “Sober”
Cee Lo Green, “It’s OK”
Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
Bon Jovi, “What Do You Got?”
Foo Fighters, “My Hero”
R.E.M., “Man On the Moon (Live)”
Nicki Minaj, “Save Me (Clean Version)”
Sade, “By Your Side”
Michael Buble, “Hold On (Radio Mix)”
Justin Bieber, “Pray (Acoustic)”
Adele, “Make You Feel My Love”
Enya, “If I Could Be Where You Are”
Elton John, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”
John Mayer, “Waiting On the World to Change”
Queen, “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Sting, Steven Mercurio & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “Fragile (Live in Berlin)”
Leona Lewis, “Better In Time”
Ne-Yo, “One In a Million”
Shakira, “Whenever, Wherever”
Norah Jones, “Sunrise”

BUY Songs For Japan: iTunes US / iTunes UK

In other related news, Ne-Yo and Solange Knowles are said to be further helping out with relief efforts in Japan with Ne-Yo selling limited-edition tee shirts and reportedly offering proceeds from the sales to victims of Japan’s recent devastation whilst Solange Knowles has reportedly started a tee shirt company called Julez for Japan, which features designs by her six-year old son which the company is named after with proceeds from the sales of these tee shirts also being offered to aid the disaster-stricken country.

[Source: Billboard; Essence]