Rihanna, U2, Others to Collaborate on Benefit Album

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Rihanna and U2 are among the major names expected to come together this week in the name of disaster relief.

Universal Music has confirmed to Billboard that it plans to release a digital album at some point in the next few days, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

"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," a company spokesman said.

  • Bono Photograph
  • Rihanna in London

The lineup of artists is not finalized, as the label must find major acts willing to waive their royalties in exchange for a single to be included on the CD. Lady Gaga, a Universal signee who has already designed a special bracelet for the cause, is a strong possibility to join.

The March 11 earthquake in the region, and subsequent tsunami, have left over 20,000 people dead or missing.

UPDATE: Justin Bieber will also lend his voice to the album. He has Tweeted: "Japan is one of my favorite places on earth... it's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them."

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I love you rihanna and i love you song and im 14yrs my name is meita joy

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It is the kindness and generosity of heart when entertainers get together for a cause that will abundantly help others to start rebuilding their lives. We may Never know the total number of the families and visitors who are still unaccounted for because of this devastating disaster. Just knowing that a benefit is being planned can ease some of the burdens of the emotional turmoil that has entered the lives of the victims of this tragedy. The power of prayers and continued donations are still a main source of consolation!!