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'Songs for Japan' Released on CD Tuesday

Legacy Records(NEW YORK) -- If you aren't the type who likes to digitally download your music but you still want to donate to Japanese disaster relief, you'll be glad to know that the benefit album Songs for Japan is being released as a physical two-CD set on Tuesday.

The disc, which came out digitally on March 25, features 38 songs by the world's biggest artists for just $9.99.  Proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society, which will receive $2 million this week as an advance payment from the disc's global sales.  Worldwide, it's sold 250,000 digital copies so far.

As previously reported, the album includes songs by everyone from John Lennon, U2, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, to Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna and Pink.

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Top Artists Featured on 'Songs for Japan' Benefit Album

Legacy Records(NEW YORK) -- If you haven't yet donated money to disaster relief in Japan, here's the perfect opportunity.

A benefit album titled Songs for Japan is now available on iTunes.  The collection is quite a bargain -- you get a whopping 38 tracks from top names like Michael Buble, Sting, Josh Groban, John Mayer, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Katy Perry, all for just $9.99.  The catch is that you have to buy the entire album -- you cannot break it up into individual tracks.

Proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts in Japan in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami.  All the artists, record labels, publishers and even iTunes itself have waived their royalties to raise the maximum amount of money.

Most of the songs on the collection are hits that have been been previously released, but there are a few album tracks, too.  In addition, the Lady Gaga track "Born This Way" is reportedly an exclusive remix.

Here's the Songs for Japan track listing:

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. Beyonce,"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, "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 Buble, "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"

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