One World: Together At Home, a historic global broadcasting event organized by Global Citizen raised over $127 million for COVID-19 relief.
Some of the world’s top stars took part in the 8-hour show, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones.
Following the live broadcast, Global Citizen announced on Twitter, “$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief. That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome.”
Lady Gaga prompty responded on the tweet, and said, “I am so humbled to have been a part of this project.”
The proceeds of the streaming special will be donated to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Gaga opened the show by expressing her gratitude to healthcare workers on the front lines, to WHO and Global Citizen, and reminded the world to “smile.”
“What I’d like to do tonight, if I can, is just give you the permission to, for a moment, ‘Smile,’” she said.
In a surprise appearance, Beyonce joined the global livestream and voiced her support for the heroic fighters against COVID-19, and took a moment to discuss the impact felt among Black Americans amid the pandemic.
“Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home,” the superstar said, “African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis.”
Paul McCartney’s performance includes videos of healthcare workers on the front lines, and said, “Let’s tell our leaders we need to strengthen the health care system around the world so that a crisis like this never happens again.”
Hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon wrapped up the special, as Colbert offered, “On behalf of myself and the thousands of Jimmys hosting tonight, we want to thank Global Citizens for making this possible.”
The show ended with Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and others performing Bocelli’s “The Prayer.’