Celebrities to perform home-made concerts to raise funds and fight coronavirus


Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will play a benefit concert with a difference to raise funds for those facing hardship as coronavirus spreads.

The socially-distanced stars will sing live from their own living rooms in a one-hour charity special to be hosted by Sir Elton John on Sunday, and will be simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and its app.

The special will also feature performances by a bevy of music’s biggest stars, including Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, R&B singer Alicia Keys, alt-pop phenomenon Billie Eilish, pop star Mariah Carey, country singer Tim McGraw, Backstreet Boys and more.

There will also be a special edition of James Corden’s Late Late Show, who will be Broadcasting from his garage, where he will link up with Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, BTS in South Korea, Dua Lipa in London, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, and John Legend in Los Angeles.

The fundraising show, dubbed Homefest, will be aired on CBS and will raise funds for The CDC [Centers for Disease Control] Foundation and Feed the Children charities.

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