Singers John Legend and Charlie Puth have taken after Coldplay's Chris Martin in conducting a virtual concert as part of the "Together at Home" online series, which aims to help unite people all over the world during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Both John and Charlie held a live Instagram broadcast where they entertained people from their homes as they performed some of their hit songs—John sang "All of Me", "Stay With You", Everybody Knows", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and "Beauty and the Beast", while Charlie played "One Call Away", "Some Type of Love", and "Attention".
“As my friend Chris Martin started yesterday, a lot of artists have decided we want to try to help make staying home a little bit easier for everybody so we are going to try to entertain you,” said John.
“Music can bring us together so that’s why we are here. We are encouraging everybody to stay home, practice social distancing, physical distancing. Don’t go anywhere if you can avoid doing so,” he added.
It was Chris who kicked off the "Together at Home" campaign last Tuesday, March 17, as he held a virtual concert via Instagram Live. For 30 minutes, he sang hits such as “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Viva La Vida", and even tried to teach viewers how to play David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.”
The campaign is organized by Global Citizen, an organization dedicated to solve the world's biggest challenges, in partnership with the World Health Organization. It aims to raise funds to help combat COVID-19, which has affected more than 180,000 worldwide.
Other artists who are scheduled to take over the "Together at Home" series include Miguel, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello.