The world is dealing with the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, the fear that the virus is creating is not stopping musical artists and notable celebrities from coming together and raising money for a good cause.
The “One World: Together at Home” special will bring 70 artists together for a performance to benefit the coronavirus relief effort, according to a press release posted at globalcitizen.org.
Announced on April 14, the “One World: Together At Home” special added artists to the historic TV show and digital live stream lineup including well-known musicians:
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will host the event with special help from the cast of Sesame Street. Additionally, more than 70 other artists and celebrities will join in, including Adam Lambert, Charlie Puth, Sir Elton John, Usher, Lady Gaga, with special appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, Samuel Jackson, Jacky Cheung and many more.
The event has already raised $35 million. Lady Gaga created the event, which is inspired by the Virtual Concert Series, in which music artists live-streamed themselves performing songs over social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Gaga’s goal is to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund created by the World Health Organization (WHO). Gaga said she wants to raise money before the show, so people can enjoy the show when it airs.
The show will air April 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on NBC, ABC and CBS. A digitally streamed pre-show will begin at 2 p.m. leading up to the televised event on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.