Lady Gaga is making a major stride to support the World Health Organisation in the fight against coronavirus. The American pop star is curating One World: Together at Home, a live-streamed benefit concert to raise funds for healthcare workers.
The Art Pop singer announced the news in a virtual appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Show, revealing the star-studded line-up which includes everyone from Billie Eilish and Lizzo, to Maluma and Elton John. That’s not all, Burna Boy, John Legend, and J-Balvin will also perform. And to clarify: all proceeds will go directly to the WHO.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 7, 2020
The benefit concert will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, and will be aired on American television networks on April 18. Wondering how you can watch Lady Gaga’s coronavirus benefit concert? Well, for those of you not residing in the US, don’t worry, the concert will also be streamed online.
Aside from the music performances, you can also expect appearances from some of your favourite celebrities; David Beckham, Kerry Washington and Idris Elba are also taking part.
“We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The One World: Together at Home concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat,” said the WHO’s general director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The announcement of the concert comes after Lady Gaga announced that she already helped raise $35 million for the WHO’s social action platform, Global Citizen. As for the concert, Lady Gaga is urging philanthropists and businesses to donate to the WHO’s Covid-19 solidarity response fund.