More than 70 artists sang this Saturday on the occasion of Global Citizen Live, an event organized by the NGO Global Citizen in order to mobilize a large audience on the planet.
Elton John opened the ball this Saturday at the Champ de Mars in Paris.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan also took to the stage in Central Park in New York.
From Black Eyed Peas to Stevie Wonder via BTS were the highlights of this huge charity show.
Twenty-four hours of continuous music for the planet!
From New York to Seoul, via Paris and Bombay, more than 70 artists sang this Saturday on the occasion of the Global Citizen Live, an event organized by the NGO Global Citizen in order to mobilize a large audience on the planet around themes such as “climate change, vaccine equity and famine”, targeted by the organizers.
Elton John, impeccable voice behind his pink tinted glasses, opened the ball this Saturday at the Champ de Mars in Paris with a series of world concerts, with Billie Eilish in Central Park New York or Stevie Wonder at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles or BTS's pre-recorded performance from Seoul.
Black Eyed Peas and Ed Sheeran at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Elton John, alone at the piano, set the tone for this event day by alternating hits (
This Is Your Song
, as well as a duet,
, with Charlie Puth, single from his future album) and humanitarian messages.
Sir Elton, 74, for his only concert after the cancellation of his world tour following a bad fall last summer, pleaded at the microphone so that "no one is left by the wayside" during this time of crisis health, calling for “equitable access” to vaccines everywhere.
The 20,000 spectators in Paris, who obtained free tickets by pledging to relay messages from Global Citizen on social networks, saw Black Eyed Peas, Ed Sheeran, Måneskin, the winning group of Eurovision perform on stage. , Christine and the Queens, Stormzy, Doja Cat, DJ Aazar and Angelique Kidjo, accompanied by the famous trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan acclaimed in New York
As for Live Aid, a charity show given in 1985 from several cities around the world at the then initiative of Bob Geldof to fight against famine in Ethiopia (and in which Elton John was already participating), shows have already been scheduled in other megalopolises
After Paris, New York took over with Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez and Lizzo.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan also took to the stage in Central Park, calling for access to vaccines to be seen as "a basic human right".
“My wife and I believe that how you were born shouldn't dictate your ability to survive,” the Duke of Sussex said, to the applause of thousands.
The couple took over from Alessia Cara and pop veteran Cyndi Lauper, who dedicated her portrayal of
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
to Afghan women
Funding announcements punctuated the services.
The administrator of the American International Aid Agency (USAID), Samantha Power, notably announced in a recorded message that the United States "would contribute more than 295 million dollars" to the fight against famine in the world , gender-based violence and “respond to urgent humanitarian needs” linked to the pandemic.
Stevie Wonder and Demi Lovato in Los Angeles
With the New York concert over, the show continued in Los Angeles, which featured Stevie Wonder, joined by Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, HER, Onerepublic, Ozuna, Les Lumineers and 5 Seconds of Summer. .
All continents are covered.
From his country, Brazil, DJ Alok launched messages on the networks of Global Citizen, alerting to the situation in the Amazon.
The performances, live or recorded, are visible on Apple Music, Apple TV App, YouTube, Twitter, as well as via various broadcasters (TF1 / TMC in France, TV Azteca in Mexico, the BBC in the United Kingdom, ABC, ABC News Live, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, FX and Time in the US, etc.).
"Global Citizen Live": The Parisian concert event with Elton John and Ed Sheeran broadcast on TMC
K-pop group BTS performed at the UN