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Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Elton John Set for ‘One World’ COVID-19 Charity Special

Lady Gaga curated all-star event benefitting Global Citizen’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

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Paul McCartney, Elton John and Billie Eilish are among the many artists set for Global Citizen's 'One World' coronavirus charity special.

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UPDATE #2: The Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood — will participate in Global Citizen’s One World: Together at Home coronavirus charity special. In a statement, the band said, “We are honored to be invited to be part of the One World: Together at Home broadcast — from our homes in isolation. A fantastic event with Global Citizen in the fight against COVID -19.”

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UPDATE: Taylor Swift, Oprah, Alicia Keys and more have been added to the lineup of Global Citizen’s One World: Together at Home COVID-19 charity special. Other new artists and celebrities to join the broadcast include Camila Cabello, Pharrell, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Awkwafina, Amy Poehler, Lupita Nyong’o, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Ellen DeGeneres, Usher, Victoria Beckham and LL Cool J.

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Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Elton John and more will participate in a COVID-19 charity special organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization: One World: Together at Home, set to air on TV and livestream online April 18th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The event boasts a star-studded lineup curated by Lady Gaga and hosted by late-night titans Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, plus the cast of Sesame Street. It will serve as a celebration of healthcare workers, with several doctors, nurses and families affected by the coronavirus outbreak speaking throughout the special. Donations raised will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as local and regional charities providing food, shelter and healthcare to those in need.

Other musicians and celebrities set to take part in the special include Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, John Legend, J Balvin, Kacey Musgraves, Idris and Sabrina Elba, Lizzo, Keith Urban, Billie Joe Armstrong, Alanis Morissette, Kerry Washington, Maluma, David Beckham and Burna Boy.

In a statement, Global Citizen’s co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans said: “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, One World: Together at Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”

The One World special is a spin-off of sorts of the “Together at Home” series Global Citizen has been running online for the past several weeks. The campaign has raised support for relief efforts with at-home concerts from artists like Legend, Martin, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and Common. So far, Global Citizen has raised over $30 million for the WHO’s coronavirus response efforts.

One World: Together at Home will air on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeart Media and Bell Media. A digital livestream will begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be available on various platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, TIDAL, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube.

The brand and corporate sponsors for the One World broadcast who have supported the COVID-19 Solidarity Response for WHO, include, Analog Devices, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, State Farm, Target, Teneo, Verizon, Vodafone and WW International, Inc.

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