In honor of Global Citizen and the World Health Organization's "One World: Together At Home" virtual benefit concert on April 18, 2020, Wonderwall.com is taking a closer look at the star-studded roster of celebrities who will be appearing to raise money to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic… starting with the event's curator, Lady Gaga. Since dropping her Grammy-winning debut studio album, "The Fame," in 2008 and sophomore effort, 2011's Grammy-winning "Born This Way," Gaga — who's won 11 Grammys — has continued to establish herself a serious and respected force in the entertainment industry. She's also widely known for being an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights and a fierce advocate for mental health support — she created the nonprofit Born This Way Foundation as a means of empowering young people and raising awareness around mental and emotional health. In 2015, Gaga took her talents — which include acting — to TV on "American Horror Story: Hotel," for which she earned a Golden Globe Award. Three years later in 2018, she starred in the acclaimed musical drama "A Star Is Born" alongside Bradley Cooper. Her song "Shallow" from the movie earned her an Oscar, two Grammys, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award in 2019. Her sixth studio album, "Chromatica," is slated for release sometime in 2020. Since late 2019, Gaga has been romantically linked to tech mogul Michael Polansky. Keep reading for more on the stars who are participating…
Since releasing her track "Ocean Eyes" on SoundCloud in 2015, Billie Eilish has become one of the most famous singers in the world. In 2019, she released her debut studio album, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?," which included Billboard Hot 100 entries "When the Party's Over," "Xanny" and "Bad Guy." The album went on to earn five Grammys, making 18-year-old Billie the youngest (and second) artist to win in all four major categories — best new artist, song of the year, record of the year and album of the year — in 2020. When it comes to fashion, Billie is known for her one-of-a-kind sense of style — baggy silhouettes with monogram-printed pieces from luxury fashion houses like Gucci and Chanel.
While she's been in the industry for a decade, Lizzo didn't rise to fame until 2019. Her third studio album, 2019's "Cuz I Love You" featuring singles like "Juice" and "Tempo," was a huge success that peaked within the top 5 on the Billboard 200. The deluxe version of the album included Lizzo's 2017 single "Truth Hurts," which topped the Hot 100 chart two years after it was first released. At the 2020 Grammy Awards, the "Good as Hell" singer-songwriter earned eight nominations — the most for any artist that year — in categories including best new artist, record of the year, song of the year and album of the year. That night, she took home prizes for best urban contemporary album, best traditional R&B performance and best pop solo performance. Aside from being a multitalented singer-songwriter, Lizzo is also known for her ability to play the flute, a talent she's displayed during several of her live performances. In 2019, she also appeared in the crime-comedy flick "Hustlers" alongside Jennifer Lopez.
After spending four years as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from 1998 to 2004, Jimmy Fallon — who's hosting "One World: Together At Home" with Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert — went on to star in films like 2004's "Taxi" and 2005's "Fever Pitch." He made his return to television in 2009 when he became the host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," a position he held until early 2014. That same year, he became the sixth host of "The Tonight Show." He's racked up an impressive list of accolades including four Primetime Emmy Awards and one Grammy for best comedy album for "Blow Your Pants Off." In 2007, he married producer and Flower Films co-founder Nancy Juvonen. They share daughters Frances and Winnie.
British actor Idris Elba — one of the first celebrities to go public with a COVID-19 diagnosis in March 2020 — has appeared in a variety of noteworthy projects including the HBO series "The Wire," the BBC One Series "Luther" and the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The Golden Globe winner has appeared in other films like "Prometheus," "Pacific Rim" and "Beasts of No Nation." He also played Heimdall in Marvel's "Thor" films and reprised the character in 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War." In addition to his successful acting career, he's also a DJ who performs as DJ Big Driis. His real-life leading lady, third wife Sabrina Dhowre — whom he married in 2019 — is a former pageant queen from Vancouver, Canada. (She was also diagnosed with the coronavirus days after her husband.) The couple met in 2018 while Idris was filming "The Mountain Between Us" in the Canadian province. Idris has two kids from previous relationships.
Paul McCartney came to global fame as the bassist and co-lead vocalist of The Beatles. With an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, Paul is considered one of the richest musicians in the world. During the '70s, he was the frontman of Wings, one of the most popular bands of the decade. The Liverpool, England, native is also considered one of the most prolific composers of all time, having both written and co-written 32 songs that have reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has garnered inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (both as a member of The Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999) and has amassed a whopping 18 Grammy Awards. Paul has four children with first wife and Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, whom he lost to breast cancer in 1998, and a daughter with second wife Heather Mills. He's been married to third wife Nancy Shevell since 2011.
While he may be best known as the eponymous host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the late night talk show host — who's hosting "One World: Together At Home" with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert — was in the biz long before that. Jimmy got his big break as the co-host of Comedy Central's "Win Ben Stein's Money" (for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1999) and "The Man Show." He scored "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC in 2003. In 2019, Jimmy created the TV special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons," which earned him a Primetime Emmy for outstanding live variety special and a Critics' Choice Television Award for best comedy special. From 1988 to 2002, he was married to Gina Maddy, with whom he shares children Katherine and Kevin. In 2013, he married co-head writer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Molly McNearney. They have two children, Jane and Billy.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin rose to fame after the British band released "Yellow" in 2000. The breakout track also earned them their first nomination for best rock song at the Grammy Awards. To date, Coldplay has won six Grammys including best alternative music album for "A Rush of Blood to the Head," record of the year for "Clocks" and best rock album for "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends." As a solo artist, Chris has collaborated with JAY-Z on the rapper's comeback album "Kingdom Come." Avicii, the Chainsmokers and Dua Lipa are among other artists with whom he's collaborated. From 2003 to 2016, he was married to Gwyneth Paltrow, the mother of his two children, Apple and Moses. He's been dating actress Dakota Johnson since 2017 following romances with actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Annabelle Wallis.
Kerry Washington's fame exploded when she starred as Olivia Pope on the ABC drama series "Scandal" from 2012 to 2018. She earned two Primetime Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress and a Golden Globe Award nod for best actress for her work on the show. In 2016, she received another Emmy nom for her work in the HBO political thriller "Confirmation." She's appeared in other films including "Ray," the "Fantastic Four" franchise and "Django Unchained." Kerry's currently starring opposite Reese Witherspoon on the Hulu miniseries "Little Fires Everywhere," which is based on the Celeste Ng novel of the same name. In 2013, she tied the knot with former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, with whom she shares two children.
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli has amassed six Grammy nominations over the course of his career. His acclaimed songs include "Because We Believe," "Time to Say Goodbye" and "Vivo Per Lei." His duet with Celine Dion, "The Prayer," which was recorded for the animated musical movie "Quest for Camelot," won a Golden Globe Award for best original song in 1999 and was nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards. In 2010, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his career achievements. The tenor, who's blind, broke a record with his Easter Sunday 2020 livestream performance at the Duomo in Milan: It drew the biggest audience for a classical live stream in YouTube's history. Andrea has two sons with his first wife and a daughter with second wife and manager Veronica Berti.
Since releasing her debut single "Merry Go 'Round" in 2012, Kacey Musgraves has established herself as an acclaimed singer in country music. Her fourth studio album, 2018's "Golden Hour," won awards in all four of its nominated categories — best country solo performance, best country album, best country song and album of the year — at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. The Golden, Texas, native is the sixth artist in history to earn album of the year awards at the Grammys, the CMAs and the ACMs in a single year. The "Slow Burn" singer married fellow country singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly in 2017.
Stephen Colbert — who's hosting "One World: Together At Home" with Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon — rose to fame as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" and as the host of "The Colbert Report" from 2005 to 2014. The Comedy Central program earned many Primetime Emmy Awards including outstanding individual performance in a variety of music program, outstanding variety series and outstanding writing for a variety series. In 2015, the Washington, D.C., native became the host of the CBS program "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The talk show host has also won two Grammy Awards — best spoken word album in 2009 for "I Am America (And So Can You!)" and best comedy album in 2010 for "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Since 1993, he's been married to Evelyn McGee. They have three children.
Since releasing his debut album, 2004's "Get Lifted," John Legend has gone on to collaborate with some of the biggest names in music including JAY-Z, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill. To date, the "All of Me" singer-songwriter has won 11 Grammy Awards, one Oscar, one Golden Globe Award and one Tony Award, making him the first black man and one of just 15 people to ever reach EGOT status. In 2019, John joined the cast of the NBC reality singing competition series "The Voice" in its 16th season. The acclaimed singer married model-author Chrissy Teigen in 2013. They have two children — Luna and Miles Stephens.
Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in her native India in 2016. Before breaking into the Indian film industry, she won the Miss World 2000 pageant. In 2003, she made her Bollywood debut in "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy." She went on to star in many blockbuster films including 2003's "Andaaz," 2004's "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" and 2004's "Aitraaz," for which she garnered widespread acclaim. In 2015, she landed the starring role of Alex Parrish on ABC's "Quantico," which ran for three seasons until 2018. She also appeared in 2017's "Baywatch" movie alongside stars like Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and in 2019's "Isn't It Romantic" alongside Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. She began dating Grammy-winning artist Nick Jonas in May 2018 and they quickly got engaged that July. The couple tied the knot in December 2018 in traditional Hindu and Christian wedding ceremonies. Priyanka is set to appear in three forthcoming films: "We Can Be Heroes," "The Matrix 4" and "The White Tiger."
New Zealand-born country music singer Keith Urban made his American debut as a solo artist in 1999 with his second self-titled album. His third album, "Be Here," went four-times platinum, making it his highest selling album to date. In 2006, he earned his first Grammy for best male country vocal performance for "You'll Think of Me." Keith, who's served as a judge on "American Idol," has won three more Grammys in the same category, for "Stupid Boy," "Sweet Thing" and "'Til Summer Comes Around." In 2006, Keith — who has two CMA Awards entertainer of the year awards and one ACM Awards entertainer of the year award in his very crowded trophy case — married Australian actress Nicole Kidman. They have two daughters: Sunday and Faith.
Elton John is one of the bestselling musicians of all time with more than 300 million records sold. Over the course of his prolific career, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist has earned five Grammys, two Oscars, five BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, one Tony and a Kennedy Center Honor. His achievements don't stop there: In 1992, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and just two years later in 1994 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to penning hits like "Your Song" and "Tiny Dancer," Elton also composed music for "The Lion King" (the feature film and Broadway adaptation), "Aida" and "Billy Elliot the Musical." As an outspoken advocate in the fight against AIDS, he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the United States in 1992 in an effort to raise awareness for HIV prevention and provide support for HIV-positive individuals. In 2014, the Englishman married Canadian ad exec-turned-filmmaker David Furnish after more than 20 years as a couple. They have two sons, Zachary and Elijah.
Former professional soccer player David Beckham has ranked among the highest paid players in the world. Over the course of his 20-year career, which includes six Premier League titles, he has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and England's national team. He was the first English soccer player to earn league titles in four countries — England, Spain, France and the United States. In 1999, he married Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, with whom he shares four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. David is the current president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City F.C.
Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin has won a plethora of awards over the course of his career, including five Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. He's also earned two Grammy Award nominations for record of the year and best Latin rock, urban or alternative album. Hit fifth studio album, March 2020's "Colores," which includes singles "Blanco," "Morado" and "Rojo," has already gone platinum.
Maluma's breakthrough album, "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy," which included singles "El Tiki" and "Borró Cassette," was released in 2015. To date, he's earned two Latin American Music Awards, a Latin Grammy and a Grammy Award nomination for best Latin pop album. His two-times platinum 2019 album "11:11" featured artists like Ricky Martin, Madonna, Ty Dolla Sign, Farina and Ozuna. He split from model Natalia Baruch in 2019 after a few years of dating and has since been linked to model Winnie Harlow.
Since the release of her most critically acclaimed album, "Jagged Little Pill," in 1995, Alanis Morissette has established herself as the "Queen of Alt-Rock Angst," according to Rolling Stone. The 1995 album, which incorporated pop rock and post-grunge influences, sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and made Alanis the first Canadian singer-songwriter to reach double-diamond sales. Her beloved discography includes albums like "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," "Under Rug Swept," "So-Called Chaos" and "Flavors of Entanglement." At the 1996 Grammys, she won album of the year and best rock album for "Jagged Little Pill" and best female rock vocal performance and best rock song for "You Oughta Know." The "Ironic" singer was famously engaged to fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds in the aughts but married rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway in 2010. They share three children — Ever, Onyx and Winter.
Stevie Wonder is a pioneering influence in the music industry. In 1963 at just 11 years old, his track "Fingertips" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the youngest artist to ever have a single that topped the chart. Three of his albums — 1973's "Innervisions," 1974's "Fulfillingness' First Finale" and 1976's "Songs in the Key of Life" — won album of the year Grammys. Aside from Frank Sinatra, the blind musician is the only artist to ever become a three-time album of the year winner. In 1984, he also became the first Motown artist and the second African American artist to win an Academy Award for best original song, for "I Just Called To Say I Love You," which was featured in "The Woman in Red." To date, he's won 25 Grammys and sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the most awarded and bestselling artists of all time. Stevie, who's been married three times, is a father of nine.
Green Day frontman and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has won five Grammy Awards — best hard rock performance for "Longview," best rock album for "American Idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown," record of the year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and best musical show album for "American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording" — with his band. In 2018, along with Green Day tech crew members and co-founder Mike Dirnt, he started the band The Coverups. Among Green Day's most famous singles are "Basket Case," "Holiday," "When I Come Around" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends." Billie Joe has two sons with his wife of 25 years, Adrienne Nesser.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has been praised as one of the best lead singers of all time by Rolling Stone. With the band, he's been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and has won two. In 2007, Eddie released his first solo project — the soundtrack for the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild." Ten years later in 2017, he and his Pearl Jam bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's been married to his second wife, model Jill McCormick — with whom he has two daughters — since 2010.
Indian actor and film producer Shah Rukh Khan has been called the "King of Bollywood." He's appeared in upwards of 80 Bollywood films and with an estimated net worth of $600 million is considered one of the most successful actors in the world. Over the course of his prolific career, the New Delhi-born actor has appeared in films including "Darr," "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge," "My Name Is Khan," "Happy New Year" and "Raees." In 1996, he married producer-fashion designer Gauri Khan, with whom he has three children.
FINNEAS, otherwise known as Finneas O'Connell, is a talented singer, songwriter and producer. At 22, he's written and produced tracks for many artists including his frequent collaborator and sister, Billie Eilish. For his songwriting and producing prowess, FINNEAS won five awards at the 2020 Grammys including album of the year, song of the year, record of the year and non-classical producer of the year. In October 2019, he released his debut EP, "Blood Harmony," which includes singles "Let's Fall in Love for the Night," "I Don't Miss You at All," "Shelter" and "I Lost a Friend."
Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang has performed with leading orchestras in many countries in Europe, the United States and China. He was the first Chinese pianist to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. In 2019, he married classical pianist Gina Alice Redlinger.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy rose to fame in 2012 following the release of his track "Like to Party" off debut album "L.I.F.E." In 2019, he released his fourth studio album, "African Giant," which won album of the year at the African Music Awards and was nominated for best world music album at the 62nd Annual Grammys. He's collaborated with artists including Beyoncé, Jorja Smith, DJ Snake and Major Lazer.