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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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After appearing yesterday on The Late Show David Letterman, U2 was honored with the temporary renaming of a portion of W. 53rd Street in New York City.

On the day the band released its twelfth studio album, No Line on the Horizon, NYC residents could drive down U2 Way. Group members (from left) Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen, Jr. proudly display the street signs below:

Did U2 deserve this recognition? Probably. The band has contributed an enormous amount to music and the world in general, via Bono's charity work.

But it got us to wondering: what other celebrities deserve to have a street named after them?

A spurned contestant from The Bachelor? A singer with no self-constraint, common sense or morality? A star of The Hills? You tell us!

Who should have a street named after him/her next?

 

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From Melissa Rycroft to Lauren Conrad, multiple celebrities are making a case for their very own street. Who deserves to follow in the footsteps of U2?

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