Star-studded virtual concert raised $128 million to support COVID-19 relief – South Asia Time

Star-studded virtual concert raised $128 million to support COVID-19 relief

 April 19, 2020  

London — Social distancing never sounded so good.

Organizers of “One World: Together at Home” announced early Sunday the star-studded virtual concert took in commitments totaling almost $128 million to support front-line novel coronavirus pandemic workers.

$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief. That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome,” Global Citizen tweeted, following the live broadcast.

Urging unity and promoting social distancing to curb the spread of the deadly virus, “One World” was organized by international advocacy group Global Citizen and performer Lady Gaga to benefit the World Health Organization’s ongoing pandemic response efforts. The show was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, Kiro7 writes.

The more than 8-hour broadcast also featured distant performances by the Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, John Legend and Sam Smith, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello and Sir Paul McCartney.
Full video :

One World: Together at Home Part 1

⭕️We’re LIVE! Tune in to the One World: #TogetherAtHome digital special for performances from some of the world’s biggest artists, stories from frontline workers, and insights from health experts. We’ve all come together in support of the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and health care workers on the frontline of the crisis. Watch now, and help us protect global health by taking the pledge to stay home:

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