Millions of viewers tuned in on April 18 to watch Lady Gaga’s livestream event Together at Home which aired on major networks, independent networks social media sites and more. The event was successful in raising over a $127 million all of which will be donated to various charities supporting the COVID efforts.
Global Citizen, Lady Gaga and the many musicians that performed will be keeping the spirit alive by releasing an album that includes many of the live performances that took place at the event. Stars like Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift will be featured.
The 79 track record will be called One World Together at Home. It will be released by Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens gathered together to end extreme poverty, and it will be distributed by Universal Records. Proceeds will be donated to Global Citizen to aid the COVID efforts. The album will be available on all streaming platforms.
Of the album, Global Citizen founder and CEO had this to say, “With the generous support of artists, record labels and the world’s biggest streaming services, One World: Together At Home The Album will continue to generate support for the healthcare and other frontline workers around the world who are helping to save lives. With this album, fans will be able to revisit their favorite performances, while those who may have missed the live event will be able to experience the community created by this historic global event.”
The One World Together at home aired on April 18 on over 60 networks and nine digital platforms. The event was eight hours long and featured late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. It also included performances by Elton John, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Kasey Musgraves and more.
Some highlights of the night included Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong’s performance of “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, The Killers playing their hit “Mr. Brightside” and Taylor Swift playing a live debut of, “Soon You’ll Get Better”.
Lady Gaga covered Charlie Chaplin. Billie Eilish broadcast a performance of her and her brother Finneas singing ‘Sunny’ by Bobby Hebb. Lizzo sang, “A Change it Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonders paid tribute to the late Bill Withers performing the song “Lean on Me”.
Other stars took a more political stance. Paul McCartney performed Lady Madonna and called on world leaders to improve their health care systems. Christine and the Queens gave advice to those struggling with isolation and Beyonce expressed her concerns about how the coronavirus was affecting African Americans.
This was a wonderful and meaningful event. It’s terrific that so much money was raised and even better that the album will continue generating funds. Hopefully, this will help to end the COVID lockdown sooner rather than later.