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Lady Gaga, others raise $127.9m for COVID-19 fight



AMERICAN singer, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Lizza, and others has dedicated 127.9 million dollars proceed from “One World: Together at Home” concert for treatment and vaccine development of COVID-19 infection and healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the pandemic fight.

The concert recorded 20.7 million U.S. viewers’, aired by 26 networks from approximately 8 to 10 p.m, with the figure not including streaming or international viewership, according to Nielsen report.

Lady Gaga curated the 2-hour special, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert and produced in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

They paid tribute to healthcare workers “performing life-saving work on the front lines” of the pandemic and raised money for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

According to Global Citizen, the money will also go to UNICEF, vaccine development and local and regional charities, in addition to the Solidarity Response Fund, Networks and platforms that carried the special.

The special also streamed on multiple global platforms, including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

The event was described as “not a telethon, but rather a global broad entertainment special to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the World Health Organization and the global fight to end COVID-19.”

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