The Weeknd, Billie Eilish & More Team for “Stand Up for Ukraine” – Billboard


On Tuesday April 5, an additional slate of artists and entertainers was announced as part of the Stand Up for Ukraine social media movement, which was featured on the Grammy 2022 TV show when Ukrainian President Zelenskyy appeared via video .

The new list of names includes Adam Lambert, Alex Len of the Sacramento Kings, Antykila, Arlo Parks, Ashlee Simpson, Au/Ra, Axelle Red, Barenaked Ladies, Bastille, Becky Lynch, Bevy Smith, Billy Porter, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Chris Tomlin, Christine and the Queens, Connie Britton, Dave Matthews, Daymond John, Dora Jar, Drew McIntyre, Dylan Dunlap, Ellen DeGeneres, Ellie Goulding, Evan Ross, Fall Out Boy, Finn Bälor, Gelila Assefa Puck, Hozier , Isha Sesay, Jamala, Jesse McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Julian Lennon, KD Lang, Kalush, Kesha, Lennon Stella, Little Big, Lola Lennox, Luis Fonsi, MÅNESKIN, Masha Efrosinina, Max Kilman, Metallica, Michael Blackson, Miyavi, Nicky Jam, Nigel Barker, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Noah Cyrus, Nuno Bettencourt, Padma Lakshmi, Panic! At The Disco, Rachel Brosnahan, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins, SOFI TUKKER, Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk of the Toronto Raptors, Third Eye Blind, Ukulele U, Vitaly Potapenko of the Memphis Grizzlies, Weezer, Within Temptation, Zucchero, 5 Seconds of Summer, the NBA, NBPA, NHL Alumni Association and WWE.

Previously announced names include Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Adam Durica, Aitana, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Alexandra Stan, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, Elton John and David Furnish, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Steinem, Green Day, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Igo, Jon Batiste, Jonas Brothers, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Mirai, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Sarsa, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala, U2 , Usher, Vito Bambino and Young Leosia.

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On this day, it is hoped that anyone logging on to social media will be inundated with messages from artists and activists calling for tangible support for Ukraine and a solution to the humanitarian crisis which continues to worsen after the Russian army invasion on February 24. The summit intends to bring people together on social media to pressure government and business leaders to provide the additional emergency funds needed to help the millions displaced by the invasion in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world, including in Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan.

Powered by Global Citizen, the Stand Up for Ukraine summit was unveiled Saturday, March 26 by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and is intended to play much more than a welfare role. to be in these difficult times. . With social movement around the world, it is hoped that the hearts, minds and wallets of the world will open to refugees and generate billions of dollars in aid.

“Millions of people are fleeing the bombs falling on Ukrainian cities,” comments President Ursula von der Leyen. “The world must defend them. The European Union provides for the needs of the millions of refugees it hosts. And we will go even further. But so much is needed – and the brave people of Ukraine deserve the solidarity of citizens and states around the world. Together we can give them a safe home and bring some light into their lives in this dark hour.

Some 12 million people are currently in need of assistance due to the war in Ukraine, according to UNHCR. Over 6.5 million people are internally displaced. And in less than three weeks, more than 3.2 million people have left Ukraine and fled to neighboring countries, including nearly 2 million women and children.

“History has shown us that conflict and poverty are intertwined, resulting in weakened rule of law, a collapse in economic development and often catastrophic humanitarian situations,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen . “There is no doubt that the conflict in Ukraine has led to a humanitarian crisis – Global Citizen members have seen it firsthand on the Ukrainian-Polish border. More than three million refugees have fled their homes, and millions more are likely on the way.

The music industry has moved en masse to condemn Russia’s actions, with all major players suspending or withdrawing their activities in the territories, including the three majors (Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music), Spotify, YouTube and Live Nation. .

For more information on Stand Up for Ukraine, go here.


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