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‘Global Goal' Must-See Music Moments: Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, Justin Bieber & More

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Many of the music world's biggest stars came together for “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” on Saturday , in Global Citizen's star-studded virtual concert that spanned the globe to recognize communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Classic songs were covered, huge hits were revisited and repositioned, and superstars spoke out to raise awareness - as well as a whopping $6.9 billion in pledges from the event.
While you can learn more about the “Global Goal” campaign here, watch every musical highlight from the virtual showcase below:
Jennifer Hudson's Soaring...
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This Opera Performance of ‘Heaven & Whole World In Your Hands' From ‘Global Goal' Will Have You in Tears

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Opera singer J'Nai Bridges teamed up with with conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA for a stunning performance of “Heaven and Whole World In Your Hand” during the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert on Saturday .
Wearing a beautiful yellow gown, Bridges hit every note perfectly, radiating a tremendous energy even though she was playing to an empty Hollywood Bowl.
The “Global Goal” event intends to shed a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher...
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Usher Debuts ‘I Cry' With Emotional Performance on ‘Global Goal': Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

During Global Citizen's “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” live stream on Saturday , Usher performed his heartfelt new single “I Cry.”
With powerful lyrics such as “I cry for the sons without fathers and the pain the mothers hold deep inside,” Usher's new record sends a deep message of empathy and compassion.
“If you chose to put yourself on the front lines of protests, if you chose to put yourself on the front lines by way of posting something or reposting something, know that you're not alone and we can change this,” he previously said to Billboard. “Just know that you're not alone and...
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Coldplay Dedicates ‘Paradise' to Elijah McClain During ‘Global Goal' Concert

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Coldplay dedicated “Paradise” to Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died days after he was restrained with a chokehold by Colorado police officers in 2019, during their “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” appearance on Saturday .
Kicking off their performance with an inspirational quote by Nelson Mandela that read, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears,” Coldplay went on to sing “Paradise” for the global virtual concert that aimed to shine a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.
Joining from Los Angeles, the band members performed via...
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Watch Global Goal: Unite For Our Future Concert Feat. Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, Quavo, & More

Watch Global Goal: Unite For Our Future Concert Feat. Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, Quavo, & More

12 days ago   |   By Stereogum

A star-studded lineup of musicians came together to play Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite For Our Future concert today, intended to highlight the inequality of communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, J Balvin, Yemi Alade, and Christine And The Queens... More »
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Jennifer Hudson Kicks Off ‘Global Goal' With Soaring Outdoor Performance: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

“The power of unity creates change,” Jennifer Hudson declared to begin the “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” concert on Saturday. “So let's keep coming together to create that change - good change.”
With that, the Oscar winner and R&B star launched into a moving performance of “Where Peaceful Waters Flow,” which was fittingly performed on the peaceful waters that cut across the heart of downtown Chicago. Hudson's voice was predictably soaring as she sang with Gladys Knight staple with a smile and impeccable confidence.
“Global Goal” was designed to shed light on communities...
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You Have to See Yemi Alade's Feel-Good Performance of ‘Shekere' For ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future'

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade brought Saturday night vibes with her performance of “Shekere” for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert on June 27.
Performing with a full band and dancers, the Afropop star hit every note, all while looking fabulous in a halterneck top and shorts set with puffy sleeves.
The “Global Goal” event intends to shed a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Christine and the Queens and Chloe X Halle all took the virtual...
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J Balvin Performs Vibrant Medley of ‘Que Calor' & ‘Mi Gente' For ‘Global Goal' Concert: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Bringing all his color and energy, J Balvin performed a vibrant medley singing ‘Que Calor' and ‘Mi Gente' on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
The Colombian star was accompanied by the Nigerian youth dance group The Dreamcatchers who danced away to the infectious beat showing off impressive dance moves.
Toward the end of his set, J Balvin sent a motivating message to his fans. “Let's unite for a vaccine and unite for our future,” he said.
The “Global Goal” event shined a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Miley Cyrus...
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Original ‘Hamilton' Cast Reunites For ‘Helpless' Performance at ‘Global Goal' Concert: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Members of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a performance of “Helpless” on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
In a variation on the Tonight Show 's “Classroom Instruments” segment, each performer used toy instruments and other objects found around the house to use as noisemakers.
The OG Schuyler sisters (Phillipa Soo as Eliza, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy) commanded attention as always during the performance of the song - which details the origins of Eliza and Alexander...
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Watch Shakira's Rocking Performance of Inspirational ‘Sale El Sol' for ‘Global Goal' Concert

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Straight from Barcelona, Shakira joined the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” virtual concert Saturday to send a message of hope amid the worldwide health crisis.
“Latin America is now the hardest-hit region of this pandemic and experts say Africa will be next,” the Colombian songstress expressed. “We need to make sure that everyone has security and access to healthcare in these places or it'll make distributing and vaccinating that much harder. We must do everything we can to help them avoid catastrophic damage. Thousands of lives could be in danger by the virus itself and other...
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For King and Country, Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly Unite For ‘Global Goal' Concert Performance: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

For King & Country teamed up with pop singer Tori Kelly and gospel great Kirk Franklin for a rousing performance of their collab “Together” on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
With the artists wearing white t-shirts and standing together against a black background, they harmonized as images of Black Lives Matter protestors - many holding signs bearing George Floyd's name - flashed on the screen.
“If you're lookin' for hope tonight, raise your hand/ If you're feelin' alone and don't understand/ If you're fighting in the fight of your life, then stand/ We're...
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Miley Cyrus Covers the Beatles' ‘Help!' at ‘Global Goal' Concert

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Miley Cyrus brought a rollicking solo performance of the classic Beatles tune “Help!” to an empty Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
The song title was displayed in big letters across the Pasadena, Calif., field. Cyrus' stage was the dot at the bottom of the exclamation point.
“Global Goal” streamed on Saturday to shed a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Besides covering the Beatles' 1965 single for the event, Cyrus also took the time to discuss, as she wrote on social media, “how her generation is...
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Christine and the Queens Dazzles With ‘La Vita Nuova' Performance For ‘Global Goal' Concert: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Christine and the Queens gave a stunning performance of “La Vita Nuova” on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
Dressed in a dramatic black ruffled top and matching pants, the French artist performed a vibrant dance routine in an empty domed outdoor venue. As she sang, Chris utilized every inch of the wide open space.
“La Vita Nuova,” from Christine and the Queens' EP of the same name, was also released alongside a short film, which Billboard named one of the best music videos of 2020 so far.
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Chloe X Halle's ‘Global Goal' Concert Performance Involved an Impressive Laser Show: Watch

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Chloe x Halle didn't hold back for their performance of “ROYL” on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
With Halle on guitar, the duo delivered a rocking performance of the track, which appears on their new album Ungodly Hour .
The arena-appropriate performance was apparently staged on their tennis court , and featured an eye-popping laser light show.
The “Global Goal” event intends to shed a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher, Justin Bieber and Quavo...
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Justin Bieber Performs Stunning Piano Version of ‘Intentions' With Quavo For ‘Global Goal' Concert

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

Justin Bieber and Quavo teamed up for a pitch-perfect performance of their collab “Intentions” on Saturday for the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert.
Opting for a grayscale filter for the performance, Bieber sang and played the piano, stripping the track down to a pretty ballad. Quavo, who stood near Bieber's piano, delivered his verse without missing a beat.
The “Global Goal” event intends to shed a light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher, Christine and the Queens, Chloe x...
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