Beyonce, Madonna, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez: ‘Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live’ Concert

June 2nd, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Last night The Sound Of Change Live gathered together some of the world’s most talented artists and renowned activists to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. The four-hour concert event, attended by more than 50,000 people, was presented by Chime For Change, founded by Gucci, which campaigns for improved Education, Health and Justice for women and girls worldwide.

Chime For Change co-founders Frida Giannini and Salma Hayek Pinault introduced fellow co-founder Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who performed a special 45-minute set at the climax of the show.

During Beyonce’s set, she was joined on stage by husband Jay-Z and got a kiss on the cheek from her man. The couple then sang Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” 

Blake Lively, who introduced Florence Welch, looked oh so happy at the event with her husband Ryan Reynolds who was wearing a blue leather jacket.

Jennifer Lopez vamped it up during her performance wearing a fringed leotard and thigh-high leather boots. She worked the sexy an performed a slew of her hits.

Madonna, whose face looked slightly swollen, appeared on stage to introduce one of the films – Humaira: The Dream Catcher, directed by Emmy and Oscar winning documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. The film chronicles the life of a young woman, Humaira Bachal, who is fighting to educate girls in her community in Pakistan.

In an emotional moment, Humaira took the stage while Madonna announced that she would complete the funding for the school Humaira is building in Pakistan, if the Chime For Change community helped to lay the foundation via Catapult.

The concert event raised $4.3 million in ticket sales alone, which will fund approximately 200 projects in 70 countries around the world through Chime For Change partner Catapult, the first crowd-funding platform solely dedicated to advancing the lives of girls.

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By Michael Prieve
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