When we get to the end of this week the number one album in the USA will be the `Hope For Haiti Now` album, compiled from performances from last Friday night`s telethon. What is going to be interesting is the record it will create.
For the first time ever and for the first time since Billboard changed its internal rules, a compilation album will debut at number one. Not only that, this will be an album that is only available digitally.
The Hope For Now album features the musical performances from the Telethon starting with Alicia Keys 'Send Me An Angel and including performances from Madonna, Neil Young, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen.
All proceeds from the recordings will go to the charities Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America, United Nations World Food Program, Yele Haiti Foundation and Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
The 20 track album is retailing for $7.99 in the US or 99c per track individually.
The tracklisting is:
1. Send Me An Angel by Alicia Keys
2. A Message 2010 by Coldplay
3. We Shall Overcome by Bruce Springsteen
4. Time to Love / Bridge Over Troubled Water by Stevie Wonder
5. I'll Stand by You (with The Roots) by Shakira
6. Motherless Child by John Legend
7. Hard Times Come Again No More (with the Roots) by Mary J. Blige
8. Breathless by Taylor Swift
9. Lift Me Up by Christina Aguilera
10. Driven to Tears by Sting
11. Halo by Beyoncé
12. Lean on Me (with Keith Urban & Kid Rock) by Sheryl Crow
13. Like a Prayer by Madonna
14. Hallelujah (with Charlie Sexton) by Justin Timberlake
15. Let It Be (The Roots) by Jennifer Hudson
16. Many Rivers to Cross by Emeline Michel
17. Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (with Rihanna, Bono & The Edge) by Jay-Z (Live Version)
18. Alone and Forsaken (with Dave Mathews) by Neil Young
19. Rivers of Babylon / Yele (Medley) by Wyclef Jean
20. Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (with Rihanna, Bono & The Edge) by Jay-Z (Version 1.0)
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