Over the weekend, the music industry came together for the ‘
Global Goal: Unite for our Future‘ concert. In fact, these artists were also joined by leaders, medical experts, and scientists who shared their thoughts and plans to beat the global coronavirus pandemic.
The event managed to mobilize $1.3 billion to address the health-related impact of the COVID-19 pandemic globally.
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the concert featured some of the biggest names in the music industry. And we’re here to take you through some of the brightest moments of this virtual event.
1. Miley Cyrus performed the 1965 Beatles classic, ‘Help!’ to an empty Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl. The song was a dedication to all healthworkers. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
2. In light of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, Usher debuted a brand new song titled, ‘I Cry.’ This moving tune spoke of parents who lost their children to police brutality. (Getty Images for Global Citizen)
3. Coldplay performed their catchy hit, ‘Paradise’ at the concert. Their visuals displayed an illustration of Elijah McClain, another victim of police brutality. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
4. Under a grayscale filter, Justin Bieber and Quavo performed a stripped down version of ‘Intentions’. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
5. During the concert, Shakira reminded everyone, “Latin America is now the hardest-hit region of this pandemic, and experts say Africa will be next.” She then sang the moving tune, ‘Sale el Sol’. (Photo by Europa Press)
6. In a rather psychedelic video, J Balvin joined hands with a group of dance students from Lagos, for his smash hit, ‘Mi Gente’. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
7. Standing in a stunning beige gown, on a boat, Jennifer Hudson delivered the soul hit ‘Where Peaceful Waters Flow,’ originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
8. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original Broadway cast of HAMILTON came together with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots for a rendition of the song ‘Helpless.’ (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
9. Christine and the Queens, also known as Chris, opened her set with a bold statement, “Now more than ever it’s not the time to remain silent, silence kills, and as an artist, what I can do is speak up.” (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
10. Opera singer J’Nai Bridges teamed up with conductor Gustavo Dudamel and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) for a heartfelt performance of “Heaven and Whole World In Your Hand” (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
By: Nina Karun