Rihanna, Nicki Minaj to Take Part in Benefit Album for Japan

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj

While some artists have spoken out on Twitter to pay their respects for those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, others are taking a more active approach. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, U2, Bon Jovi, and more are lending tracks to a digital-only album from Universal Music to raise funds for victims of the natural disaster.

The final lineup is yet to be determined, though Lady Gaga is also rumored to be part of the project, which sees participating artists waiving royalty fees and all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross. Fans will most likely get the album later this week, with the digital offering getting rushed to online stores to help benefit victims more quickly.

“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,” said a spokesperson for the Japanese Red Cross.



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17 Comments

  1. Yeah

    cool

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  2. Jamie

    Is this going to be new music?

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  3. Brett

    Would this be new music?

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  4. meme

    one thing about rihanna she always lend a helpin hand in everything. i love her for that

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  5. rihluv

    ita be cool if chris and rihanna cud do a lil cameo on this!!!

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  6. shiho

    i really appreciate all artists who helps out Japan. we are still in tough situation but tryna survive and revive Japan.
    Shiho from TOKYO.

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  7. Brionna

    I hope it is new Music #TeamMinaj n Rihanna cool too

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  8. thadundun

    nicki is made from japan! i love that shes doing this! and happy to see all those names on there :] this is a huge thing and a great way for people like me to donate money to help japan :D

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  9. EL

    It’s probably going to be “Fly” I would imagine. It’s the most “pseudo-inspirational” song on Pink Friday.

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  10. roro

    damn, i hope people don’t download these songs illegally

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  11. Jay Scorpio

    God bless Rihanna and all other artists who are lending to this noble cause

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  12. andrew

    I hope its new music …

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  13. rinaboo

    YES,YES THEIR BOTH SO GIVING. I hope its new songs too. I hope nicki be in the studio for bout two weeks and come out with like ten hit makers *sniff, sniff* I smell I new album already. Her whole BARBIE IMAGE IS FROM JAPAN. And its going help Japan get back on their feet rebuild,find loves, and get lifes back together. About sixty thousand people died.

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  14. Flexxx

    Omg and i am sure riris song would be the best selling. It would benifit the most.

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  15. clark

    Britney should be on it!! I cant wait for her new album only 1 week!

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  16. TA2802

    Love how Gaga is always helping people in need – it took her no time to make that charity bracelet for Japan and she was the most charitable celebrity of 2010 <3

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  17. Courtney

    This is a great cause! I’m glade to see people helping others.

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