Lady Gaga Kicked off Global Citizen’s One World: Together at Home Concert by Urging Everyone to “Smile”

Its nearly impossible to keep up with the sheer number of celebrities stepping up to offer help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one that has gone above and beyond is Lady Gaga. With her performance as part of the One World: Together at Home, Gaga proves her voice and talent are among the greatest gifts she can offer.

Sitting at her piano, Gaga introduced her performance saying, “Today, I am so happy that we are one world, together at home. I feel very honored to be a part of the World Health Organization and Global Citizen in the fight against COVID-19.” Gaga also ensured to give a shout out to those fighting against the pandemic on the front lines, adding, “I care so much about all of the medical workers who are putting their lives at risk for us right now. I think of them every day; I pray for them every day and I am also thinking of all of you at home.”

Gaga’s choice of Nat King Cole’s “Smile” was the perfect start to the historic event, of which she was one of the main coordinators. Supported by just her piano, Gaga’s voice offered the world a moment to simply smile as she played, providing a beautiful moment of brightness in what has been such a dark time.

Her performance was the first of many across the One World: Together at Home television broadcast special, which was the continuation of the global live-stream earlier in the day. Gaga was joined by some of music’s biggest stars for the broadcast, including Taylor Swift, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Billie Eilish. The event also featured appearances by some of entertainment’s brightest, with stars like Oprah, Idris Elba and Beyoncé , all of whom recorded segments detailing important information about the fight against COVID-19.

Lady Gaga has been leading the charge in raising funds to support combatting the pandemic, announcing that she had raised $35 million for WHO’s COVID-19 solidarity response fund, while also curating the One World: Together at Home broadcast. Lady Gaga also announced that her upcoming record, Chromatica, which was originally due out April 10, is now indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

To find out how you can help fight COVID-19, go to Global Citizen’s website.

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