An album of songs released to raise money for disaster relief in Japan has topped the iTunes charts in 18 countries, including Ireland.
The 38-track album, Songs for Japan, features the likes of U2, John Lennon, Rhianna and Lady Gaga, who all waived fees and royalties.
It is being sold for €9.99 and has been available for download since Friday. It will hit stores on 4 April.
Giant studios EMI Music, Sony Music, Universal and Warner Music all contributed tracks to the project without fees or royalties.
All proceeds from sales of the album will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross.
Imagine – John Lennon (remastered)
Walk On – U2
Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan
Around the World – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Born This Way – Lady GaGa
Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars
Firework – Katy Perry
Only Girl – Rhianna
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Miles Away – Madonna
When Love Takes Over – David Guetta
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem
Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen
Awake – Josh Groban (Live)
Better Life – Keith Urban
One Tribe – Black Eyed Peas
Sober – P!nk
It’s OK – CeeLo Green
I Run to You – Lady Antebellum
What Do You Got? – Bon Jovi
My Hero – Foo Fighters
Man on the Moon – R.E.M.
Save Me – Nicki Minaj
By Your Side – Sade
Hold On – Michael Bublé
Pray – Justin Bieber
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
If I Could Be Where You Are – Enya
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
Waiting on the World – John Mayer
Teo Torriatte – Queen
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Fragile – Sting, Steven Mercurio
Better in Time – Leona Lewis
One In A Million – Ne-Yo
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
Sunrise – Norah Jones
Article courtesy of Businessandleadership.com
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