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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

Shakira sings 2010 World Cup Anthem 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)': Hear it here

Soccer and Shakira have lots in common. Well, one thing, at least: Once far more popular outside the U.S. than in, the singer and the sport have both gone on to raise their respective profiles in our fair nation. (Just go with it.) So it makes perfect sense, sort of, that Shakira was selected to sing the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup.

According to Billboard, Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” is a collaboration with South African group Freshlyground. The hooks here are nowhere near as indelible or inventive as those on last year’s awesome She Wolf, but they’ll do.

Check out a helpfully subtitled video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” after the jump and let us know what you think. Clip is via Vulture, which makes an inevitable joke about “O Let’s Do It” rapper Waka Flocka Flame. I’ll be honest, when I saw the title of this song I, too, hoped Waka Flocka might drop a verse on “Waka Waka.” Maybe on the remix? READ FULL STORY

Shakira plays love match with tennis star Rafael Nadal in new video 'Gypsy'

Game, set, schwing: Shakira takes it to the net (or more accurately, some muy misty rocks) with Spanish tennis champ Rafael Nadal, a.k.a. Señor Sexy Headband, in the clip for new single “Gypsy”:

She is no Stevie, but she might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit her. In the meantime, she will make do with ingeniously wrapped window treatments. And stroll soulfully on an invisible treadmill. And tell truths with her hips. Dios Mio!

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Eminem, Beatles, Shakira top decade-end sales list

Who wins the record-sale wars of the ’00s? The battle comes down to the Real Slim Shady, the Fab Four, and a perhaps less fab boy-band fivesome.

According to Nielsen SoundScan (via USA Today), Eminem garners the top overall prize for album sales over the last ten years with 32.2 million copies sold, despite having a five-year gap in studio albums between 2004’s Encore and this year’s Relapse.

The Beatles, however, come in a close second with 30 million, and earn the single-album ticket to ride; their greatest-hits compilation 1, released in 2000, sold 11.5 million, edging out ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached from that same year by a mere 400,000. (The latter sold 2.4 million in its first seven days, still a SoundScan record.) Norah Jones’ 2002 debut Come Away With Me wins the bronze, taking third place with 10.5 million.

As for digital music? Shakira “Hips Don’t Lie” is the decade’s most-streamed track by nearly double numbers, with 85.3 million online plays, followed by Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You,” at 43.5 million, and Chris Brown’s “Run It!”

Cross-format rock and country rule the Aughties’ radio-play records, however; Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” was the most spun, followed by Train’s “Drops of Jupiter,” Lifehouse’s “Hanging by a Moment,” two Faith Hill songs (“Breathe,” “The Way You Love Me”), 3 Doors Down’s “Kryptonite,” and Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.”

Readers, who were your artists of the decade? And who did you forget even belonged to this decade? Don’t Lie.

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Shakira video feat. Lil Wayne, 'Give It Up to Me': Shak goes fly girl

La Loba, she makes a lot of videos. Only days after the premiere of She Wolf‘s latest clip, the bedroom Cirque du Soleil/steamroom romp “Did It Again,” Shakira’s back with the Weezy pair-up “Give It Up to Me”:

I’m kind of feeling the whole early ’90s round-the-way-girl fashion vibes, plus classic C+C Music Factory dance moves (group caterpillar at 1:19, win!); less sure about the page ripped from Madonna’s “yay India” Kali goddess phase. Overall, I likey, but maybe no lovey; a solid B+. Disagree? Give it up to the comments section below.

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Shakira's new 'Did It Again' video: Those are quite the bedroom acrobatics

The video for Shakira’s latest single, “Did It Again,” has hit the web, and it shows the Colombian spitfire getting rather creative…in the bedroom. Which can’t be a bad thing, right?

She fires up the mattress with a hottie dancer-looking dude, proving that she’s still got the Latin moves—or a newer, nighttime-friendly version of them—that made her so famous in her 2001 video for “Whenever, Wherever.” Dang, she’s a sexy minx!

You can enjoy the boudoir gymnastics after the jump.

Clearly, steam is having a moment in music videos. Hello: instant sultriness! But overall, because of  said jumping around in bed, Shakira’s video is just a fun feat to watch her pull off. Because, otherwise, it’s basically just Shakira being pretty. Which is fine, too. My only burning question: Who choreographed it? Seems like whoever it was did similar types of things for the Matrix trilogy.

How are you all feeling: Loving it? Hating it? Inspired to try some of her moves in your own bedroom? (Wink, wink.)

UPDATE: Interestingly enough, it turns out Shakira’s “Did It Again” video was choreographed by Katrin Hall, the artistic director for the Iceland Dance Company.

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