Together at Home concert

Together at Home concert

"One World: Together At Home" was touted as the largest (virtual) gathering of major artists and influencers since Live Aid in 1985.

Beyoncé and Alicia Keys each highlighted how the disease was disproportionately affecting African Americans.

The Rolling Stones performed a separate-but-together isolation treat, while Sir Paul McCartney stormed through "Lady Madonna".

It was the largest gathering of celebs since Live Aid in 1985, which was held in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Though unlike Live Aid, One World: Together at Home was entirely virtual.

Swift, on piano, gave an emotional rendition of Soon You'll Get Better, written during her mother's battle with cancer.

Her performance was the ideal kickoff to the One World: Together At Home television broadcast special, which followed the globally curated digital livestream. Thanking essential workers around the world, the pop star called the effort "a true love letter", saying she hopes it serves as "a reminder of the kindness that's occurring right now".

Gaga kicked off the benefit concert with an uplifting cover of Nat King Cole's classic "Smile" from her home.

The eight-hour show also featured real-life stories from some of the medics on the front line in the fight against the novel coronavirus. "The "One World: Together At Home" concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat".

From separate locations, The Rolling Stones came together through technology to perform one of their standards, "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

The eight-hour event began on Saturday, including a two-hour TV broadcast in the USA presented by late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

Colbert told viewers to "take out their wallets and put them away". "The artists are here to say thank you". Other celebrities-such as Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, and Matthew McConaughey-also participated. Kimmel added that over $50 million had already been raised to help those during the worldly crisis.

Bringing down the house was Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion, who sang a resounding version of The Prayer along with Andrea Bocelli to close out the show. It also urged people to stay safe. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters.

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