Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The album helps to Japan, a leader in iTunes in 18 countries

Songs for Japan, released the benefit album to raise money to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan this month, has shot up the iTunes charts in 18 countries. The album has 38 tracks from artists like John Lennon or Lady Gaga with artists like John Lennon (Imagine), U2 (Walk On) and Lady Gaga (Born This Way), the album has 38 tracks on sale for $ 9.99 (7 euros) since Friday.

EMI Music, Sony Music, Universal and Warner Music provided songs for the album and it is expected that the CD hits stores on April 4. According to iTunes, the album has been at the forefront in 18 of 22 charts, including U.S., France, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Japan. The artists, music labels, publishers and iTunes have waived copyright and fees, and profits will be donated to the society of the Japanese Red Cross.

The magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami giant has left more than 27,500 dead or missing.

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