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All-star Japan Relief album on iTunes now: Madonna, Gaga, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Eminem, U2, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, and more contribute 38 hits to $9.99 comp

Dozens of the world’s best-known recording artists have come together for a digital-only album—downloadable today on iTunes for $9.99—with 100% of profits dedicated to relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan. (To preview or purchase, click here.)

Songs for Japan features 38 tracks, the majority of them well-known hits, from a remastered version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” to Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.”

Find a full tracklisting after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz to highlight NBA All-Star game

Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Cee-Lo Green and Josh Groban will perform during the NBA’s All-Star weekend in Los Angeles later this month. According to Billboard, Rihanna will sing two hits from her album, Loud, during halftime of the Feb. 20 showcase, and Kravitz will play his new single, “Come On Get It,” when the teams’ rosters are introduced. Groban will sing the American national anthem; and Melanie Fiona will present the Canadian anthem.

Keri Hilson and Bruno Mars will perform during the pregame festivities, and Hilson will also sing the national anthem before the NBA slam-dunk contest on Feb. 19, which will also feature songs from Green, Far East Movement, and Cali Swag District.

Josh Groban speaks on his musical tribute to Kanye West's tweets: The Music Mix Q&A

groban-kanyeIt’s the viral hit of the week: Josh Groban crooning selected bons mots from Kanye West’s Twitter account in his most sonorous tones. Since airing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and being posted on YouTube, the hilarious skit has racked up more than 1.2 million views.

“I’ve been blown away by the response,” Groban tells the Music Mix. We spoke with him today to find out how “Josh Groban’s The Best Tweets of Kanye West” came to be. Hit the jump to see the clip again and read our Q&A. READ FULL STORY

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