Music Celebs Raise Lots of Money in Fan Donations for Japan

Music Celebs Raise Lots of Money in Fan Donations for Japan

Katy Perry photo by Jacoplane -CC licenseIn just 48 hours, Lady Gaga’s 8.8 million fans have raised a quarter of a million dollars for the Japanese relief effort. But Gaga isn’t the only one urging fans to donate. Like her “Japan Prayer Bracelets” that galvanized the donations, artists are getting creative for a cause.

Yesterday, Simon Cowell announced via Twitter that Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry would be among those set to record a new song to benefit the Japanese victims.

Other music celebs, such as Taylor Swift, Alanis Morissette and P Diddy, joined Bieber, Spears and Perry on Twitter urging donations to the Red Cross and other efforts.

Katy Perry tweeted to her 6.2 million followers, “Imagine… if we ALL texted REDCROSS to 90999 we’d have raised over 60million dollars for JAPAN REFLIEF! BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE!”

Morissette tweeted to her 97,048 followers, “In 36 hours, @ players raised $1mil for Save The Children’s Japan relief effort. Help them get to $2 mil.”

Music for Relief’s ‘Download to Donate‘, established during the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake is offering free downloads of new songs for a $10 (€7.10) donation, featuring recordings by Glitch Mob, Linkin Park, OK Go, and Caribou.

(READ more in the Independent)

Justin Bieber by Daniel Ogren Photography -CC license

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