Recap: 'One World: Together at Home' Concert

Recap: 'One World: Together at Home' Concert

Recap: 'One World: Together at Home' Concert

Our favorite moments from the biggest music event since the global pandemic.

Our favorite moments from the biggest music event since the global pandemic.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

It's easy to believe that the sweeping lockdown measures taking place around the world are bound to make us more separated, isolated and vulnerable than ever. But the night of Saturday, April 18 has proved just the opposite.

The biggest even music industry has seen since lockdown took place — the One World: Together at Home concert telecast, the product of a partnership between the World Health Organization and Global Citizen. An impressive roster of artists and musicians came together to encourage people to stay strong, stay home and pay tribute to the healthcare workers who are now on the frontlines of the global war against COVID-19.

The telecast was hosted and curated by the queen of pop Lady Gaga herself.

“I feel very honored to be a part of the World Health Organization and Global Citizens, in the fight against COVID-19 and raising money for the Solidarity Response Fund,” said Gaga, kicking off the two-hour special that she curated. “I care so much about all of the medical workers that are putting their lives at risk for us right now.”

Celebrities and icons like The Rolling Stones, Billie Joel Armstrong, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, David and Victoria Beckham, Céline Dion, John Legend, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez have made a virtual appearance. The live-streamed show has also raised funds, bringing in almost $128 million in donations to the World Health Organization's Solidarity Response Fund. It was a good time all around.

To recap, here are ten of our favorite moments from April's biggest music night:

When Lizzo has kicked it off with on a hopeful note.

When Billie Eilish and Finneas performed "Sunny" to make us all feel good.

When Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello looked (and sounded) pretty damn cute together.

When Beyoncé highlighted COVID-19's disproportionate impact on people of color.

When Lady Gaga's voice gave us chills. Literally.

When Elton John encouraged us to "keep standing" with his iconic hit.

When J Lo made us realize how much we all need each other.

When Billy Joe Armstrong made us sing along.

When The Rolling Stones got on Zoom for us.

When generations of artists got together.

V and VMAN are honoring charities that have only amplified their mission statements to ensure that those most affected by COVID-19 are supported. For those in the position to, we have included links in which you can lend a helping hand. Check out some more charities to donate to, below. 

Boys and Girls Club of America: Click here to help keep kids in a safe environment that allows for learning, playing and growing during the coronavirus.

CDC Foundation: Click here to help the CDC be prepared to strengthen security needs and immediate COVID-19 responses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Continue supporting families who have children with serious illnesses. You can donate here.

First Book: Click here to ensure kids are engaged in learning by providing with e-books and books to enjoy while out of school.

Meals on Wheels: Click here to lend a virtual hand and assist vulnerable seniors who are at higher risk of catching the infectious virus.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: With people confined to their homes, victims are more susceptible to domestic abuse. Click here for different ways to offer support during these times.


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