ENTERTAINMENT
03/23/2011 09:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Japan Benefit Album: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, U2 Recording Benefit For Stricken Country

While the devastation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami is nearly incomprehensible, Justin Bieber is doing his part to help.

The 17-year old popstar is one of several singers pitching in to a Universal Music-backed benefit album, with proceeds from the star-packed compilation headed to the Japanese Red Cross. Joining Bieber on the album will be Rihanna and U2, while Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi are also being asked to add their voices to the cause.

"Japan is one of my favorite places on earth," Bieber tweeted about the project. "It's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them. We all need to help, by being one of the first on board for the project."

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