Lady Gaga Comes Forward To Announce A Benefit Concert

Lady Gaga Comes Forward To Announce A Benefit Concert

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Lady Gaga Comes Forward To Announce A Benefit Concert

Raising money for WHO and providing entertainment, comfort and solidarity during the difficult times.

Raising money for WHO and providing entertainment, comfort and solidarity during the difficult times.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Lady Gaga has stepped up to join the World Health Organization’s press conference on April 6 and announce a huge benefit livestream concert for COVID-19 aid work. Curated by Gaga herself, the One World: Together at Home is to be broadcasted worldwide and televised on US and UK networks, serving “as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end the pandemic. All the proceeds will go straight to the WHO’s coronavirus solidarity response fund.

During the online concert, Gaga will perform with a lineup of top-notch artists like Billie Eilish and Finneas, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, John Legend, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Elton John and others. Celebrities and cultural figures such as Idris and Sabrina Elba, David Beckham, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Shah Rukh Khan are also set to participate.

“We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement ... and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,” Gaga said on the live stream.

During the conference, Gaga has also announced that she had helped to raise $35 million for Global Citizen in the last week alone. For her, the purpose of the One World concert was not just a fundraiser but a platform to provide entertainment, comfort and solidarity during the difficult times. “Put your wallets away ... and sit back and enjoy the show you all deserve,” she added, urging fans to donate to WHO ahead of time.

The concert is to be broadcast on networks such as ABC, NBC, and CBS on April 18 at 8pm EST. BBC will also show an adapted version of the concert that will include British artists and interviews and footage from UK frontline health workers on April 19. The show will also be streamed live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tune in to see the show, donate to the World Health Organization and follow their updates on the coronavirus response here.

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