We are in for a six-hour musical goodness, guys, it’s happening right now so hurry and catch them! The event is called “One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers” and is hosted by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon.
The special was organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO); it features artists like Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Jessie J, Lizzo, and many more. The aim of the event is to honor and support healthcare workers and to raise funds for global COVID-19 response efforts. For more information about the virtual concert, click here.
Other participating artists include Charlie Puth, Jennifer Hudson, Liam Payne, Annie Lennox, Jacky Cheung, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé, Lady Antebellum, and Sheryl Crow. You can also watch them below:
According to the magazine Rolling Stone, the concert will also feature artists the likes of Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Balvin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Pharrell Williams, LL Cool J, Usher, Chris Martin, and Camila Cabello.
“One World” is a derivative of sorts of Global Citizen’s “Together at Home” series and has so far raised $35 million. Global Citizen’s co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement: “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, One World: Together at Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
We leave you with a song from Adam Lambert. Adam says he chose this song because he thought it was appropriate as these trying times’ strange and is something that none of us have experienced before, that it’s a very strange world right now. I didn’t catch his performance but he sang Mad World and he was awesome (as always)!