NEW YORK – R&B singer Andra Day executed her inspirational anthem “Rise Up,” previous A person Direction member Niall Horan thanked health and fitness treatment workers and academics, and pop star Kesha performed piano when singing positive lyrics to kick off an all-star party aimed at battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Heidi Klum, Jason Segel, Tim Gunn, Matthew Bomer and Jameela Jamil also built appearances in the very first hour of “One Earth: Jointly At Household,” an 8-hour party damaged in two formats: A 6-hour stream which started at 2 p.m. EDT, adopted by a two-hour Tv set distinctive at eight p.m. showcasing Woman Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Stevie Speculate, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and Billie Eilish.

“It’s Kesha from quarantine day 500. I overlook my supporters so substantially,” the singer explained, sitting down in front of her fireplace as her cat built noises in the qualifications. “I know that there’s so several folks functioning and not sleeping and sacrificing so substantially to enable figure this out for every person and I just consider the vulnerability of us all as human beings correct now is actually exhibiting a actually beautiful facet to humanity.”

After thanking all those functioning on the front strains, she explained: “I’m going to do the most important detail I know how to do, which is engage in some audio and ideally this will just brighten your day, perhaps just a little bit. That is my goal.”

Earth renowned pianist Lang Lang, state singer Maren Morris, rock performer Hozier, British star Rita Ora and Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi also executed for the duration of “One Earth: Jointly At Household,” introduced on by advocacy group Worldwide Citizen and in assist of the Earth Health Organization. The 6-hour stream, airing on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other digital platforms, also involved video clips centered on health and fitness treatment workers on the front strains battling the spreading coronavirus. It also aired a offer of folks acquiring married — some in front of their properties, some others inside of — for the duration of the pandemic.

The stream will also include things like performances and appearances from Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Annie Lennox, Typical, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacky Cheung, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Bublé, Juanes and The Killers.

The Tv set distinctive, curated by Gaga, will air at the same time on ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks. It will element Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, David and Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Pharrell Williams, Eddie Vedder, Kerry Washington, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Celine Dion, Lizzo, J Balvin and Andrea Bocelli. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel will host the Tv set distinctive.

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