Many of the world’s top music stars gathered for “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” on Saturday (June 27), at Global Citizen’s star-studded virtual concert that spanned the globe to recognize to communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Classic songs were covered, big hits were reviewed and repositioned, and superstars spoke to raise awareness, as well as a whopping $ 6.9 billion in event pledges.
While you can learn more about the “Global Goal” campaign here, check out each musical highlight from the virtual showcase below:
Jennifer Hudson’s great launch
“The power of unity creates change,” declared the Oscar winner and R&B star at the top of “Global Goal,” and Hudson gave the virtual concert an exciting start with a lavish performance of “Where Peaceful Waters Flow.” while sailing in the peaceful waters of downtown Chicago.
Justin Bieber and Quavo’s stripped coup
“Intentions” has been one of 2020’s biggest pop hits, and its creators, Justin Bieber and Quavo, made it a rare and poignant ballad while filming in grayscale, resulting in a compelling remake of the track. .
Christine and the queens dance routine
Christine and the Queens has become one of pop’s most fascinating live performers, bringing that energy to her virtual presentation of “La Vita Nuova” as the camera followed her as she wandered through an empty, vaulted space.
Spectacular Chloe x Halle laser light
Fresh out of the release of their new album, Ungodly Hour, the sister duo contained nothing during their “Rest of Your Life” performance, showcasing rock star style surrounded by neon lasers.
Words of Wisdom from Shakira’s Roof
“Latin America is now the region most affected by this pandemic, and experts say Africa will be next,” the superstar told the camera before an inspiring performance by “Sale El Sol,” expressing an urgency that translated into everyone. the continents. “We can all do something about it, and that is why we are here today.”
For King & Country, the message of unity from Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin
Sandwiched between shocking images of global protests, For King & Country, Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin harmonized their “Together” collaboration, letting the images speak volumes and providing a soundtrack against black backgrounds.
Miley Cyrus’ interpretation of the roaring Beatles
Anyone who expected Miley Cyrus to offer a conventional performance during “Global Goal” was sadly mistaken: In an empty Rose Bowl Stadium, the pop star covered the classic “Help!” Of the Beatles glowing while in the center of the exclamation point in the giant ‘HELP!’ in the countryside.
J Balvin’s fantasy world
Over the past year, J Balvin has paired his global anthems with mind-blowing visuals, and he did so while performing “Que Calor” and “Mi Gente” in a dreamy pastel universe while accompanied by members of the Nigerian youth dance group Dreamcatchers. . .
The original Hamilton Loving cast reunion
A week before Broadway smash Hamilton Disney +, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original cast met again (virtually, of course) to perform “Helpless”, using toy instruments to demonstrate the chemistry that helped make their show a global phenomenon.
Yemi Alade’s exciting arrival
Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade may not have some of the other artists’ name recognition in the United States on “Global Goal,” but with her heartfelt and happy performance on “Shekere,” the Afropop star succinctly displayed the talent. that demands more attention from the United States.
Mind-blowing J’Nai Bridges operations
Along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra and conductor Gustavo Dudamel, J’Nai Bridges brought a decadent opera to “Global Goal” with an epic performance from “Heaven” and “He Has the Whole World. in your hands”.
Usher’s New Emotional Song
Usher may be best known for his top 40 radio hits, but the newly released single “I Cry” reflects racial injustice with honesty and raw sentiment; His performance on “Global Goal” combined his voice with a powerful cause, and the result was profoundly affected.
Coldplay’s dedication to “Paradise”
After being featured by a quote from Nelson Mandela, Coldplay went through “Paradise”, and when Chris Martin’s falsetto faded at the end, the words “Dedicated to the memory of Elijah McClain” appeared on the screen, an acknowledgment of another tragic death and an example of brutality.
John Legend Tribute to Healthcare Workers
During a short segment, John Legend’s new song “Bigger Love” was used to probe the heroism of front-line workers, in a well-deserved nod to health leaders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.