Christina Aguilera recorded a cover song titled “Mother”, originally recorded by John Lennon for the album compilation “Instant Karma: Save Darfur”.
Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur is a compilation album of various artists covering songs of John Lennon to benefit Amnesty International’s campaign to alleviate the crisis in Darfur. The album and campaign is part of Amnesty International’s global “Make Some Noise” project.
This album will be used to harness the power of Lennon’s music to inspire a new generation of activists to stand up for human rights.
Proceeds from CD and digital sales will support Amnesty International and its campaign to focus attention and mobilize activism around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, and other human rights crises. It was released in the U.S. on June 12 and the U.K. on June 25, 2007.
The digital version of the album made it to #1 on iTunes in Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Denmark and Luxembourg. The physical album made it to #1 in Ireland and Mexico. As of July 13, 2007 it had certified Gold Status in Italy and Ireland. As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 107,689 copies in the US.
Amnesty International’s website: http://www.amnesty.org/
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