One World Together At Home
Historical benefit Lady Gaga and 100 colleagues make almost $ 130 million in donations
UPDATE The One World Together At Home event, organized by Lady Gaga, has raised $ 127.9 million (about $ 117.6 million) in donations. Most of the money (72.8 million) goes to local and regional aid workers, the rest (55.1 million) to the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund, the organization reports. About a hundred international artists participated last night from home in the worldwide benefit concert for the fight against the new corona virus.
The show, one of the largest live streaming events ever, kicked off at 8 p.m. local time and lasted until 4 a.m. Above you can watch the performances again.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the special was hosted by American talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. Personal stories from medical staff, among others, focused on the impact of the coronavirus worldwide. Lady Gaga called it "a love letter" to the people on the front line. "I am so happy that we are at home worldwide today," she said.
A hundred artists participated, including Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Céline Dion, Chris Martin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. Other famous faces such as Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, David and Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba and Laura Bush were also reviewed.
|Lady Gaga © Getty Images for Global Citizen|
The concert ended with a performance by Lady Gaga, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion who sang the popular song The Prayer by the latter two. The foursome was assisted by the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
The concert, which lasted six hours, could be followed via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, among others. The last two hours were broadcast on several American television stations. Over the next few days, dozens of television channels from around the world will broadcast all or part of the online concert.
|The performance of The Rolling Stones © EPA|
|One World Together At Home © HLN|