Celebrity News April 19, 2020
'Together at Home' Raises $127.9M to Fight COVID-19
Saturday's "One World: Together at Home" concert, a musical event featuring 19 separate performances from top stars, raised $127.9 million to support healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19, Global Citizen Impact announced.
$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief.@GlblCtznImpact
That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome.
Thank you @ladygaga for helping @GlblCtzn create this historic global broadcasting event.
To everyone around the world: Stay strong, stay safe, we will be together in person soon. pic.twitter.com/ulVB14pWFB
The show, preceded by a six-hour pre-show, aired on CBS, NBC, ABC, and the Internet. Along with music, it featured spoken-word segments from Beyoncé, who underscored the disproportionate effect COVID-19 is having on people of color in America, and by former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.
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Among standout moments, Lady Gaga — curator of the event — belted out a jaunty rendition of "Smile," Elton John performed his hit "I'm Still Standing," J.Lo tackled Barbra Streisand's signature tune "People," Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello duetted on "What a Wonderful World," Lizzo wowed with Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," and the Rolling Stones rocked out to their "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
The show closed with a joint performance by Gaga, Céline Dion, John Legend, Lang Lang and Andrea Bocelli of "The Prayer."
The money raised will benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Donate here.