Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Billie Eilish and more take to the stage at Global Citizen Live

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27 Sep 2021, 14:18

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Elton John performs on stage during Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For Global Citizen)

On September 25th, musicians around the world came together for a 24 hour global charity concert.

The incredible musical event took place across six different continents, with performances broadcasted live from Paris, Lagos, Seoul, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and more.

Global Citizen is a charity dedicated to fighting for the environment, for equality and to end poverty. The Global Citizen Live even focused on three main issues: protecting the climate, ending famine, and vaccinations for all. This is in conjunction with Global Citizen's A Recovery For The World campaign, dedicated to making the global community a better place in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Weeknd, one of the performers involved in the event, said "It is very important to me to be a part of this historic event to spread awareness and encourage action toward helping the people of Ethiopia during this devastating humanitarian crisis they are faced with. It'll be an honor to perform and help bring support to these citizens who are suffering so severely."

The Weeknd was joined on the Global Citizen Live stages by a mindblowing list of global superstars. The London stage saw performances from Kylie Minogue, Duran Duran, Eurovision winners Måneskin, Nile Rodgers, Rag'n'Bone Man, and Chic. Elton John, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran hit the stage in Paris, performing under the lights of the Eiffel Tower. Across the rest of the global stages were stars such as BTS, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Burna Boy, Lorde, Green Day, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato and Cyndi Lauper.

Capturing the spirit of the event, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said: "As we humans spend billions of dollars in search of newer worlds in outer space, Global Citizen Live brings us back down to earth by reminding the global community that charity should begin at home and we must preserve our earth and be our brothers' and sisters' keepers. We owe it to ourselves and generations yet unborn. Space can wait!"