‘Songs for Japan’ album tops iTunes charts in 18 nations

NEW YORK (Kyodo) “Songs for Japan,” an album dedicated to supporting victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunamI, is the top-selling album on Apple Inc.’s online shop in 18 countries.

According to the iTunes Store Top 10 Albums, the album, featuring 38 songs by artists and groups from Europe and the United States, tops the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and the U.S.

The artists and groups include U2, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. The first song is “Imagine” by John Lennon and the last “Sunrise” by Norah Jones.

Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.