Lady Gaga teams up with World Health Organization for global live show

Brenda Watkins
April 7, 2020

The broadcast will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert and will be broadcast on April 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC, NBC, CBS and other worldwide broadcasters.

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.

The One World: Together at Home special will air on Saturday, April 18 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET/12 a.m. GMT.

SRK and Priyanka are among several celebrities expected atthe event, along with David Beckham, Idris and Sabrina Elba, Kerry Washington, and "Sesame Street" cast members. It will be hosted by late-night television comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

The special will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast that will stream online on such global platforms as Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

One will show an adapted version of the concert on April 19, including exclusive performances from United Kingdom artists and interviews with frontline health workers.

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"Through music, entertainment and impact, the global livecast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else's", said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, an advocacy group that fights global poverty.

Gaga said the money raised will help buy much-needed protective gear for health workers, improve lab capacities and further research and development into possible drugs and vaccines to treat the new coronavirus. "We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music".

Organizers already have raised $35 million to help with the crisis, Gaga said.

Recently, Martin and Legend took part in Global Citizen and the WHO's Together at Home series, which has featured virtual performances at A-listers' homes in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

The Chromatica singer spoke at a World Health Organisation press conference to reveal details of the One World: Together at Home concert special.

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