The proceeds went straight to the Japanese Red Cross and its rebuilding efforts. Tweeting in 2010, Justin wrote, I am in the position to give back thanks to my fans and God. I wrote tie track Pray’ thinking I wanted to help others and I feel like I have a responsibility to do so. What is the point of doing all this if you can’t make a difference in others’ lives? This album is a gift to my fans and the money raised from it allows us all to help out. Pray, first recorded for the My Worlds Acoustic album, was borne from the singer’s wish to give backa desire he attributes in part to Michael Jackson, whose own Man in the Mirror inspired the song. Perhaps as a tribute to the King of Pop, Justin elected to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the album to the Children’s Miracle Network, an organization that raises money for children’s hospitals around the country. The musi cian is also recording a 2011 Christmas album. In what should come as no Michael Jackson isn’t the only role model Justin has followed in his commitment to service. Usher has also taught his protege about the importance of charity through his own philanthropic organizations, including New Look, which provides educational resources for people in need and tackles urban-renewal projects.