“And I hope we all emerge better people, a more unified people … and I hope we never take for granted again some of the moments we have for years in this rat race of life.”. About 25 Canadian artists ended up on the single, produced by Jon Levine (Philosopher Kings), including Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Geddy Lee, … In 2019, he released his debut major-label EP, Teenage Fever. 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. Copy link. 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. John, meanwhile, joked at the beginning of the hour-long broadcast that he was hosting from the one house he owns that doesn’t have a piano, broke out a keyboard that belongs to his sons to play the show off the air with a rendition of his hit tune “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”, “The most inspirational thing about this situation is watching everybody join forces and help out,” John said on the broadcast, adding that he hoped “this entertainment will feed and fuel your soul.”. 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. They are known as a self-producing idol group as they are involved in the Rock legend Elton John hosted iHeartMedia’s “Living Room Concert for America” from his Los Angeles home on March 29 — just four days after his 73rd birthday — to raise money for charities Feeding America and the Children Of First Responders Organization. Continue reading below for coverage of other notable COVID-19 concerts and performances. “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. And while other celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Idris Elba — who himself contracted COVID-19 — and his wife, model Sabrina Dhowre Elba, and even Sesame Street muppet Abby Cadabby appeared on the show, no one representing the Trump administration was asked to address viewers from a political or global perspective. He advised creating a rhythm of the day with both necessary tasks and tasks you do for fun. ArtistsCAN artists on Lean On Me 🍁 Avril Lavigne 🍁 Bad Child 🍁 Bryan Adams 🍁 Buffy Sainte-Marie 🍁 Command Sisters 🍁 Dan Kanter 🍁 Desiire 🍁 Donovan Woods 🍁 Fefe Dobson 🍁 Geddy Lee 🍁 Jann Arden 🍁 Johnny Orlando 🍁 Josh Ramsay 🍁 Jules Halpern 🍁 Justin Bieber 🍁 Marie-Mai 🍁 Michael Buble 🍁 Olivia Lunny 🍁 … “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. Related: Watch Oteil Burbridge, Stephen Marley, Marcus King, And Many More Pay Tribute To Bill Withers [Video]. Apr 27, 2020 8:42 AM Dale Davies. “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.”. One of the most surprising and compelling aspects of the video was seeing Rush‘s bassist and lead vocalist Geddy Lee joining from his home studio with his dog. 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. 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. Share. And singer Jann Arden discussed how the pandemic is an opportunity for a reset. The five-minute Bill Withers tribute also highlights pop-culture mainstays and athletes such as Michael Smith (Bubbles) from Trailer Park Boys, Russell Peters, Steve Yzerman, and even the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. [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. “To the late, great Bill Withers,” a text graphic read on-screen to start the video, “Thank you for your lyrics and inspiring message. Johnny Orlando is a Canadian singer and social media star who first gained attention posting songs online in the early 2010s. Reminiscent of “Tears are Not Enough” from 1985. Watch Canadian Artists Sing “Lean On Me” For COVID-19 Relief The ArtistsCAN roster included Avril Lavigne, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Geddy Lee and Justin Bieber, among many other … Two of the most buzzed-about performances from the night came courtesy of The Rolling Stones and Jennifer Lopez. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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. “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. The 'Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble' broadcast featured performances and appearances by Canadian musicians — such as Bryan Adams (above) — entertainers, athletes, super-centenarians and more. To top it off, the Atherton family — some of whom perform with Cirque du Soleil — entertained with quarantine acrobatics in their living room. 25 Canadian musicians joined forces for an all-star cover of Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”. The long list of artists – that also included Justin Bieber – sang the Bill Withers classic, “Lean on Me… 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. For many Canadians, the highlight of the Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble show was a hit song by the recently deceased Bill Withers. Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams and 23 others tackle the Bill Withers hit. Photo: Bryan Adams. (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 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. Welcome to the new normal. 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. 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 . Shopping. 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.”. 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. A slew of Canada’s most talented musical artists came together for a joint performance of “Lean on Me” and yes, it was just as tear jerking as you can imagine! eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'liveforlivemusic_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_8',140,'0','0']));Click here for more information about ArtistsCAN and watch the Bill Withers tribute below. 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. 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. Together.”. uDiscover Music is the online catalogue website for Universal Music Group. 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.”. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. Watch later. “There is another side and when we do get there, we’ll be thinking of other and better ways to do things.”, Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie recited a poem about nature, which included the line, “Take heart and take care of your link with life,” and astronaut Chris Hadfield compared quarantine to the monotony and isolation of being on a spaceship. In a statement following the concert, Bocelli noted that he is “moved and delighted to have received such an overwhelming reaction that has gone beyond our highest expectations” and added that “It was an immeasurable honor and privilege to lend my voice to the prayers of millions of people, gathered in a single embrace — a small, great miracle of which the whole world was the protagonist and which confirms my optimism about the future of our planet.”. 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. What could be called the greatest one-night performance of Canadian musical talent in history featured songs, or portions of songs, by Celine Dion (“Courage”), Bryan Adams (“Shine A Light”), Tom Cochrane (“Life Is a Highway”), Sarah McLachlan, (“Blackbird”), Shania Twain (“Up”), Randy Bachman (“Taking Care of Business,” with revised lyrics “keep your distance and wash your hands”), William Prince (“The Spark”), Jann Arden (“Sleepless”), Measha Brueggergosman (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”) and Burton Cummings (“Share the Land”) among others. Not just in our great country, but tonight we stand with the people of the world,” Bush, 73, stated. And aside from hope and strength, nostalgia proved the most common thread for the evening, a nod to the fact that, in times of crisis, we often gravitate to those comfort songs that imbue us with a sepia-tinged sense of a simpler time. Canadian artists team up for ‘Lean On Me’ cover. 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. 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. The rendition is a product of an initiative by Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson called ArtistsCAN, [4] and was released separately to raise funds for the Canadian … “So many good things are going to come out of this,” she explained. 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. 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. The Nielsen SoundScan -compiled chart is published on Music Canada 's … Many of them lived through the Spanish Flu in 1918, or survived bouts of scarlet fever. Videos. Bieber, Buble, Avril Lavigne and several other musicians also collaborated on a rendition of “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, who died last month. We will continue to be here for one another and we will get through this crisis. This is a list of the number-one downloaded songs in Canada during the year 2020. Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Tyler Shaw + MORE sing TOUCHING Lean on Me Cover at Stronger Together - YouTube. 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). 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. 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”. Between 1960-1967, the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen lived in the artists’ colony on the Greek island of Hydra. Lean on Me (feat. 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. His debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen was released in 1967 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. Share to. Born John Vincent Orlando in Ontario in 2003, Orlando began singing at a young age and by his tweens was posting cover videos online. To cap off the spaceflight analogy, he suggested that the end of COVID-19 will be like returning to Earth, and that “Landing day can be the greatest day of your life as well.”, Meanwhile, actor Mike Myers, wearing a Mountie hat, a “Canada” shirt and waving Canadian flag, thanked frontline workers and food banks and added, “I’m wearing a Mountie hat not just because I’m proud of Canada, but because I have a quarantine haircut that looks like it was done with a knife and fork.”, Comedian Howie Mandel hid under his bed, joking that he’s playing a game of Hide and Go Seek but that he didn’t tell anyone and no one is coming to find him, while actor Hamza Haq, who stars on the Canadian medical drama Transplant, added, “Our show was in the fortunate position to donate all our PPE such as masks, gowns and gloves to the Montreal hospitals in need.”, Legendary Canadian singer Anne Murray honoured the victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting while Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, who divorced in 2016 after 13 years of marriage, appeared together in quarantine to send their love to Canada. 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. The centenarians clearly struck a chord with Canucks, prompting people across the country to take to social media to celebrate them following their appearance. View All. 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. We are grateful to lean on music during our time of need. “Missed the broadcast last night, but great to see Canadian artists come together with “Lean on Me”. 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.” 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. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a brief message of assurance: “We’re going to get through this together.”, Then, eclipsing even the Prime Minister to close out the show, rapper Drake appeared and urged people to look for the silver linings in the pandemic. Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and More Canadian Stars Sing 'Lean on Me' for Charity Special Drake, Céline Dion, Ryan Reynolds, and more stars sent … The tune highlighted a star-studded night of Canuck stars, athletes, scientists, frontline workers and even a group of inspiring centenarians, all of whom conveyed messages of hope and positivity to Canadians. Tap to unmute. Billie Eilish and brother Finneas performed Bobby Hebb’s 1963 song “Sunny,” Lizzo covered Sam Cooke’s 1964 tune “A Change Is Gonna Come,” John Legend and Sam Smith sang a duet on Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me”, Jennifer Hudson performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on a digital live stream that aired ahead of the television broadcast and Canuck pop superstar Shawn Mendes and singer-songwriter (and girlfriend) Camila Cabello shared one piano to perform Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.”. The lauding of the World Health Organization on the broadcast is no surprise given the WHO helped present the show, but it comes in stark contrast to the Trump administration’s recent admonishments of the organization. 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. A month later, the U.S. topped the world in coronavirus cases and as of April 19, had 728,094 cases and 34,726 deaths from the virus. ... "Lean on Me… 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, … Bocelli’s performance included the songs “Amazing Grace,” “Ave Maria,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Sancta Maria” and “Domine Deus” and was live-streamed on YouTube. 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.”. Obama, 56, added that, “The coming days will not be easy, but this global family of ours is strong. Lean On Me Lyrics: Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain / We all have sorrow / But if we are wise / We know that there's always tomorrow / Lean on me…
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