Geddy Lee, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Bryan Adams and more wanted to bring some hope to their native Canada, so they joined forces for an uplifting cover of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me.” The song, written by Bill Withers — who died on March 30 — featured stars like Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Tenors and a score of other Canadian artists performing via webcam while isolating in their own homes (you can watch it in the video below). Canadian Artists Come Together To Sing “Lean On Me” ***Video*** In case you missed last nights “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” this is what you missed! Michael Bublé, the Barenaked Ladies and Sofia Reyes performed the song “Gotta Stay Patient,” with lines like, “I just want to see my friends/ I want to walk the street again/ But I gotta be patient/ So let’s enjoy this confination.”, Another stirring musical performance came courtesy of the group Voices Rock Medicine — a choir made up completely of Canadian female physicians — singing the song “Rise Again.”. Two of the most buzzed-about performances from the night came courtesy of The Rolling Stones and Jennifer Lopez. The song, written by Bill Withers — who died on March 30 — featured stars like Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Tenors and a score of other Canadian artists performing via webcam while isolating in their own homes (you can watch it in the video below). ArtistsCAN Bill Withers Tribute – “Lean On Me” [Bill Withers cover]. Not just in our great country, but tonight we stand with the people of the world,” Bush, 73, stated. To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565 Together.”. The nearly 25-minute performance also broke the record for “the biggest audience for a classical live stream in YouTube’s history,” according to Variety, with “over 2.8 million peak concurrent viewers” and “more than 28 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours.” As of this writing, more than 37 million people have viewed the performance on YouTube. The obvious highlight to Sunday's 92-minute Stronger Together broadcast was the split-screen ensemble rendition of Bill Withers’ Lean On Me that was released immediately following the show on all music streaming platforms to raise money for Canada’s Red Cross. The long list of artists – that also included Justin Bieber – sang the Bill Withers classic, “Lean on Me… eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'liveforlivemusic_com-box-3','ezslot_0',105,'0','0']));Justin Bieber, Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams, and dozens of other Canadian artists have joined forces for a Bill Withers tribute doubling as a coronavirus relief fundraiser. Justin Bieber, Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams, and dozens of other Canadian artists have joined forces for a Bill Withers tribute doubling as a coronavirus relief fundraiser. Bocelli’s performance included the songs “Amazing Grace,” “Ave Maria,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Sancta Maria” and “Domine Deus” and was live-streamed on YouTube. We are grateful to lean on music during our time of need. For many Canadians, the highlight of the Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble show was a hit song by the recently deceased Bill Withers. By contrast, the One World: Together at Home concert both celebrated and gave platforms to medical professionals, while superstars like Beyoncé and Alicia Keys both used their screen time to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. disproportionately affects the African-American population — an often under-discussed issue. As such, the highlights of the concert — an eight-hour show (which you can watch here) with the final two broadcast on network television — included both music legends performing their greatest hits and younger stars covering classic tunes. “I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone — whether they are believers or not — truly needs right now,” the 61-year-old said in a statement on his YouTube page. Notable Canadians from Rick Mercer to the cast of Schitt’s Creek to Ryan Reynolds, athletes Tessa Virtue, Bianca Andreescu, Andre De Grasse and George St. Pierre, and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde all made appearances to thank frontline workers and encourage Canadians to donate to food banks and stay the course during COVID-19 isolation. In 2019, he released his debut major-label EP, Teenage Fever. Though touted (and broadcast) as a global event, the television portion of the concert was largely geared toward a U.S. audience and existed as if in an alternate universe, outside the realm of the bickering, blame-shifting and disorganization that’s characterized so much of the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, and Justin Bieber are three of the 25 Canadian musicians who perform the late Bill Withers' iconic 1972 hit song "Lean on Me" to raise funds for The Canadian Red Cross to fight COVID-19 in Canada. Instead, that duty went to two former first ladies — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush — to speak directly to their audience about the hope and resilience exhibited around the world in the face of the pandemic. The idea to record “Lean On Me” as a charity single was sparked earlier this month when Shaw read about the death of Bill Withers, who wrote, produced and performed the song in 1972. “I was on the internet going through all his accomplishments and his musical legacy,” he recalled. Info. (Exclusive) Video Avril Lavigne Skater Boy Lyrics Video; Not the only one-Avril lavigne (with lyrics) Video Avril Lavigne Talks New Music in First Red Carpet Appearance in 2 Years (Exclusive) Video I miss you - avril lavigne (w/ lyrics) Video “Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow/But, if we are wise we know that there’s always tomorrow,” he sang before dozens of other popular artists took lines of their own. Lean on me. Give the gift of trusted news. SEVENTEEN (세븐틴), also stylized as SVT, is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. Lean on Me Near the end of the broadcast, twenty-seven artists collaborated on a bilingual rendition of " Lean on Me " as a tribute to Bill Withers . It doesn’t really matter though, because either way Watts proved one of the highlights of the show. Included in this epic show of solidarity on the pan-Canadian broadcast were Avril Lavigne, Bad Child, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, … Canadian artists come together to sing Bill Withers' 'Lean on Me' for the Stronger Together, Tous ensemble special. If digital isolation concerts are the new norm during our locked down existence, then the pandemic-era enjoyed its version of Woodstock with Saturday’s One World: Together At Home concert. And on Sunday, Global Citizen announced that “World leaders, corporate partners and philanthropists announced their support for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation” and that the fund has so far raised US$127 million for everything from vaccine research to supporting healthcare workers around the world. He added, “You have made us so proud.”, Will & Grace star Eric McCormack quipped that, “If Canadians can brave a production of Henry IV Part II in the dead of winter in Winnipeg, they can survive anything.” Author Margaret Atwood noted that, “People are discovering that they’re going to be less anxious if they’re doing something to help” and discussed the inspiration gleaned from neighbours and communities helping each other across Canada. Philip Rucker, the Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief, tweeted that the messages gleaned from the broadcast, including “act selflessly & think of others, bring communities together, trust science, solidarity with other nations, celebrate the WHO” are a “departure from the messages at daily White House coronavirus briefings.”. “The spirit and courage of the American people is most evident in times of crisis, and during this period of physical separation, we’ve never been closer. One of the most popular parts of the broadcast was the appearance of a number of Canadian centenarians, who offered advice on how to stay the course and get through COVID-19. His debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen was released in 1967 ), the featured performances and appearances were all pre-recorded in the respective talent’s homes, allowing for quick transitions between acts and special guests. Rush’s Geddy Lee and Bryan Adams were among many Canadian artists that took part in “ArtistsCan” campaign to raise money to help those affect by COVID-19 in Canada. Athlete and philanthropist Rick Hansen noted that, “We are a diverse country with unique strengths … It’s times like that, when we face a crisis, it reflects who we are,” while actor Kiefer Sutherland talked about how his grandfather — Tommy Douglas — believed that healthcare was a right for all Canadians and that it’s frontline workers who make it work. Lean on Me (feat. Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Tyler Shaw + MORE sing TOUCHING Lean on Me Cover at Stronger Together - YouTube. Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams and 23 others tackle the Bill Withers hit. Apr 27, 2020 8:42 AM Dale Davies. Canadian rocker Sam Roberts kicked off a star-studded Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit with a performance of his 2014 single We're All In This Together. If you had told someone just a few months ago that Geddy Lee and Justin Bieber were going to collaborate on a song, they would have thought you were crazy—but now, it doesn’t even feel all that surprising. (ArtistsCANVEVO) comments. Avril Lavigne - I Love You [Lyrics] Video Avril Lavigne's First Music Video in 5 Years -- Get Your First Look! Mick sounded like peak-Jagger at age 76 while Keith Richards, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 72, rocked guitars in support. Canada’s two most famous Justins made an appearance on the show as well, with Justin Bieber appearing first, alongside his wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber, sending their love while noting they are in isolation together in the Great White North. Between 1960-1967, the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen lived in the artists’ colony on the Greek island of Hydra. But it’s 78-year-old Charlie Watts who set off a social media frenzy when he showed up on screen not behind a drum set, but rather surrounded by multiple storage cases in lieu of drums. Many of them lived through the Spanish Flu in 1918, or survived bouts of scarlet fever. “Missed the broadcast last night, but great to see Canadian artists come together with “Lean on Me”. Flanked by candles and string lights outdoors and wearing a black sweatshirt emblazoned with 1969 Richard Bernstein painting of Barbra Streisand that Lopez previously modelled in a 2019 Coach campaign, the 50-year-old channeled Babs with a stirring rendition of her classic Funny Girl tune “People,” which the Los Angeles Times declared, “brought a level of superstar sparkle at a moment when we’ve all grown accustomed to the shabby-chic aesthetic of our new live stream era.”, The Stones, meanwhile, put every other Zoom meeting you’ve ever had to shame by rocking out to “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” proving why they’ve been arguably the greatest rock and roll band in the world for nearly six decades. Well-known musicians such as Avril Levigne, Gianni Luminati and Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth, Michael Bublé, and Sarah McLachlan appear throughout the video, providing both vocal leads and harmonies. They are known as a self-producing idol group as they are involved in the Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and More Canadian Stars Sing 'Lean on Me' for Charity Special Drake, Céline Dion, Ryan Reynolds, and more stars sent … Elsewhere, Elton John, 73, performed his classic “I’m Still Standing” — apropos for the moment — with a hedge and basketball hoop behind him in his yard (also apropos for this work-from-home moment), and Paul McCartney, 77, played the Beatles standard “Lady Madonna” in honour of healthcare workers and in memory of his mother, who worked as a nurse and midwife. “So many good things coming out of bad things.”, And famed scientist David Suzuki recalled being in Montreal during the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 championship run — noting the odd sight of Montreal sports fans cheering a Toronto team. A number of younger artists mined music catalogues from decades past for their performances, including Lady Gaga, who kicked off the broadcast with “Smile,” the tune composed by Charlie Chaplin for his 1936 film Modern Times, with lyrics added in 1954. The ArtistsCAN roster included Avril Lavigne, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Geddy Lee and Justin Bieber, among many other … It’s the mantra that echoed across Canada on Sunday night following a virtual chorus of Canuck singers and musicians performing the classic tune during the Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble isolation concert — a nationwide broadcast in support of Food Banks Canada and frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian artists team up for ‘Lean On Me’ cover. Shopping. Everyone from fans on Twitter to journalists debated whether Watts was simply air-drumming to a taped track or if he was playing some sort of virtual drum set that mimics the sound of drums without a set present. The singer is also raising funds to help support hospital staff in Italy — the European epicenter of COVID-19 — in their fight against the virus through his Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Welcome to the new normal. Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne, Geddy Lee & Buffy Sainte-Marie) - Single Bad Child, Justin Bieber, Command Sisters, Desiire, Fefe Dobson, Jules Halpern, Scott Helman, Shawn Hook, Ryland James, Dan Kanter, Olivia Lunny, Marie-Mai, Sarah McLachlan, Johnny Orlando, Josh Ramsay, Serena Ryder, Tyler Shaw, The Tenors, TIKA, Walk Off the Earth & Donovan … Your musical legacy lives on through us.” After a short introduction by Shaw and Dobson, Justin Bieber sang the opening lines to the iconic Withers song, “Lean On Me”. [Video: ArtistsCANVEVO]eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'liveforlivemusic_com-banner-1','ezslot_1',109,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'liveforlivemusic_com-banner-1','ezslot_2',109,'0','1']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'liveforlivemusic_com-banner-1','ezslot_3',109,'0','2'])); Copyright © 2020 L4LM | Website by Computer Courage, Screengrab via ArtistsCANVEVO "Lean on Me" video. On Easter Sunday (April 12), legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli visited the empty Duomo di Milano in Milan, Italy and performed five songs at the request of both the city and the church. This is a list of the number-one downloaded songs in Canada during the year 2020. The roster of performers who participated from their own homes included Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys (who all performed from their respective homes but synched up their vocals), Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Dave Grohl, Canuck Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Sam Smith, Tim McGraw and Demi Lovato. Continue reading below for coverage of other notable COVID-19 concerts and performances. To top it off, the Atherton family — some of whom perform with Cirque du Soleil — entertained with quarantine acrobatics in their living room. Produced by the collective artist initiative ArtistsCAN, proceeds from sales of the single — which is available on digital retail platforms — go to the Canadian Red Cross. drsquatch.com. As one Canadian Twitter user named Shawna Rossi declared, “Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, not having a kit at home and basically playing air drums is the 2020 work from home mood that I didn’t know I needed.”. And throughout the show, doctors, nurses, frontline workers, food bank volunteers in communities across Canada and even Canadians who’ve survived COVID-19 discussed their stories of hard work, generosity and survival. It taught him that, “We can be united for a cause, and there’s none greater today than COVID-19.” He added that, through the pandemic, he’s learned to appreciate the most important things in life, which for him are, “Friends, family, community and nature.”. And Stevie Wonder, 69, played two songs — “Lean on Me,” in honour of his friend Bill Withers, who died on March 30, and his own “Love’s in Need of Love Today” from his legendary 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. He advised creating a rhythm of the day with both necessary tasks and tasks you do for fun. Videos. The president himself announced last week that the U.S. will suspend funding to the WHO while it reviews its supposed role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.”  This is despite the fact that Trump repeatedly downplayed the coronavirus threat himself, including boasting in February that a miracle would make it disappear by April. Canadian country singer Tenille Townes gathered a group of her musician friends to sing “Lean on Me” on April 1, like a country version of Gal Gadot’s “Imagine.” Musicians Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson teamed up to launch ArtistsCAN, an initiative that raises funds for The Canadian Red Cross‘ COVID-19 Response Fund. RUSH's Geddy Lee is one of about 25 Canadian artists who have recorded an an all-star charity cover of soul legend Bill Withers's seminal song "Lean On Me… The 'Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble' broadcast featured performances and appearances by Canadian musicians — such as Bryan Adams (above) — entertainers, athletes, super-centenarians and more. About 25 Canadian artists ended up on the single, produced by Jon Levine (Philosopher Kings), including Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Geddy Lee, … Watch Canadian Artists Sing “Lean On Me” For COVID-19 Relief “To the late, great Bill Withers,” a text graphic read on-screen to start the video, “Thank you for your lyrics and inspiring message. The evening culminated in a five-way performance of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s “The Prayer,” with the beloved 52-year-old Canadian singer and 61-year-old Italian opera legend — fresh off his Easter Music For Hope concert from the Duomo di Milano — joined by John Legend, Lady Gaga and accompanist Lang Lang on piano. View All. Bieber, Buble, Avril Lavigne and several other musicians also collaborated on a rendition of “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, who died last month. “Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride.”.

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