In the face of lockdowns and losses, it’s easy to feel helpless — but there are things we can all do to beat coronavirus. From taking care to wash our hands, to staying at home, to calling on governments, big business and billionaires to step up, it’s on all of us to take action.
As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to force people apart, Global Citizen is using the power of music and advocacy to bring people together with One World: Together At Home.
Announced on April 6, One World: Together At Home is a global special curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, premiering Saturday, April 18, in celebration and support of health care workers and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO).
Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi & @NomzamoMbatha to perform on One World: #TogetherAtHome event curated by Lady Gaga in collaboration with Global Citizen on April 18. The event is for the fight against the COVID-19 crisis and features many international artists.
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— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 14, 2020
It will include appearances and performances by today’s most notable entertainers — and on Tuesday, the organization released a new list of participants, including Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Céline Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher, Victoria Beckham, and more.
The special event will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Stephen Colbert of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Friends from Sesame Street will also add to the incredible lineup.
“We are grateful to the private sector who have listened to the public’s call for action and come together to support the global response to COVID19. This pandemic is too large for governments to tackle alone,” said Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.
We’re calling on individuals and philanthropists to join and support COVID-19 response initiatives. Changemakers, investors, and foundation leaders are being urged to support global health efforts by investing in building stronger health systems and funding vaccine development.
“We are also incredibly grateful for the continued support from the artist community to make One World: Together At Home a moment of global unity,” Evans said. “Our hope for the special is that everyone will come away believing that we, as a shared humanity, can emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all those who are the backbone of our communities.”
One World: Together At Home will be broadcast on Saturday at 5 p.m. PDT/8 p.m. EDT, appearing on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, The CW, iHeartMedia, and Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada. Internationally, BBC One will run the program in the UK on Sunday, April 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. BST. Additional international broadcasters include AXS TV, beIN Media Group, IMDb, MultiChoice Group, and RTE.
The broadcast of One World: Together At Home will include appearances by: Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Céline Dion, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, and Usher.