With the help of Lady Gaga and dozens of other musicians, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering to help fight boredom and simultaneously raise funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
On April 6, during the opening statements of a WHO media briefing, Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans, along with Gaga, announced the One World: Together at Home digital benefit concert.
Similar to Elton John‘s Living Room Concert, it will include live performances from a number of world-class musicians from the comfort of their own homes.
The broadcast will not only promote social distancing during the new coronavirus pandemic but also encourage viewers to donate funds towards relief efforts that support local charities providing food, shelter and health care to those in need.
In addition to Gaga, 34 and John, 73, the One World: Together at Home concert will feature Lizzo, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Finneas, John Legend, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, among many others.
Serving as the evening’s hosts, longtime rival late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will come together for the one-off event — despite their competing TV networks.
After commending front-line health-care workers and medical professionals during her speech at the WHO presser on Monday, Gaga “proudly” revealed that with the help of “68 generous corporations,” she had helped to raise more than US$35 million for the novel coronavirus relief fund.