Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie laughed and danced through a livestream concert in her living room in London as part of the "Together At Home" virtual series on Wednesday.
Anne-Marie ran through her biggest hits including "2002," "Rockabye," "Her," "Perfect," "Ciao Adios," "Friends," and "Birthday." She commiserated with fans who have been practicing social distancing and have had their lives disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Her performance provided a much-needed respite for people who may be feeling anxious and lonely in uncertain times.
"The reason why we’re doing this is because of the coronavirus," she said. "These organizations are helping to raise money for that. Go head to globalcitizen.org/coronavirus."
Anne-Marie shared how she’s personally having a hard time staying indoors because she’s used to traveling the world.
"This show is helping me out," she said. "I hope it’s bringing you some joy."
During her set, she told the story of her pillow that features a photo of her nephew, shared the history of her songs, and took a sip of Malibu with her fans. She promised to put together her biggest tour yet once the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.
"Let’s appreciate being indoors," she said. "Let’s be happy, be creative, write some songs, draw some art, create some stuff, call your friends, Facetime your family. Do whatever you have to do to keep yourself happy and make sure other people are doing well."
The "Together At Home" series is a collaboration between Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Launched on March 16, the campaign seeks to virtually bring together the global community and generate support for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Artists, influencers, and health experts are coming together to provide solace to people engaging in social distancing and avoiding public spaces.
The virtual events ultimately aim to spur people to take action.
Globally, more than 413,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus and 18,433 people have died from it, according to the WHO. Health care systems are being overwhelmed by the surge in patients requiring intensive care. The WHO is leading the global effort to bolster health care providers and find treatments and vaccines.
By visiting Global Citizen’s "Together At Home" campaign page, you can learn more about the coronavirus, find ways to get involved in your community, and call on world leaders to fund efforts to curb the pandemic.
The "Together At Home" series has featured dozens of artists and influencers, including Chris Martin, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello alongside Shawn Mendes, Lindsey Sterling, Kerry Washington, Chloe X Halle, and more.
There are many more virtual events to come this week, including Thursday’s lineup:
Kygo at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Jon Batiste at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET
Ty Dolla $ign at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.