More than 30 artists join together on the “Songs For The Philippines” benefit album.
+ Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, One Direction, and Eminem are among the artists who contributed to the 39-track Songs For The Philippines compilation. All proceeds from the set will benefit Philippine Red Cross and their Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. (Billboard)
+ Rihanna donated $100,000 to UNICEF to help with Filipino relief efforts as well. “More than 5 million kids in the Philippines need our help. UNICEF is there for them today, and for the long road ahead, and so am I,” Rihanna said in a statement. (Just Jared)
+ Drake will be giving fans some free music before the year is out. “Not an EP, but maybe a blog thing like how I did ’Versace,’ ’The Motion,’ all of those in one night. I’ll probably do ’Trophies’ and three or four other records,” Drizzy said. (MTV News)
+ Watch Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi, and Prince William (!) sing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.” The amazing collab took place at last night’s Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace in London. (Just Jared)
+ OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder has signed on as “The Voice”’s in-house producer and songwriter. He’s presently serving as one of this season’s mentors, and will write a song for the three finalists, which they will each perform during the Dec. 17 season finale. (Billboard)
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