Rappers Help Raise $5 Million For Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Victims
Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are among the artists who helped raise over $5 million dollars to benefit the victims of an earthquake/tsunami, that devastated Japan.
The Songs for Japan CD was released digitally on March 25th and physically, on April 4th.
Since then, Songs for Japan has sold over 500,000 copies, generating $5 million in revenue.
The entire $5 million was sent to The Japanese Red Cross Society for victims on behalf of the artists on the CD, who waived their royalties and proceeds for the project.
In addition to Eminem, Cee Lo, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, artists like The Black Eyed Peas, U2, Bob Dylan, Sade, Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Elton John contributed tracks to the Songs for Japan album.