Swift tops the list for the second year in a row for her general do-gooding, including a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony and headlining an event benefiting Centrepoint, an organization that provides aid to homeless young people.
Hot on her heels are the boys of One Direction, coming in at #2 for this year’s “Red Nose Day” single. The special release raised more than £2 million to help poverty and injustice-stricken individuals across Africa and the U.K. They also drummed up $784,345 in donations for cancer research.
But there’s plenty more where that came from. Beyoncé, Paul Walker, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis round out the top five, while other stars cracking the top 20 include Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Kendrick Lamar.
At his “Believe” red-carpet premiere last week, Bieber told MTV News that he doesn’t do charity work — including raising more than $1 million for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts and becoming the first recording artist to grant more than 200 wishes for the Make-A-Wish foundation — “for attention.”
“I do that out of the goodness of my heart because I really care,” he said. “I want to help the world. I really want to make it a better place.”
Amen, Biebs. (But a little positive press certainly can’t hurt, either.)