This week, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, producer, and R&B icon Anthony Hamilton performs at a pair of high-profile COVID-19 benefit concerts.
Last night, he took the virtual stage at “Saving OurSelves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort,” which premiered on BET Networks. Next up, he lends his voice to “Under One Roof: Livestream Concert to Benefit North Carolina Artists” April 24-26.
During “Saving OursSelves,” Anthony Hamilton delivered a powerful rendition of “Lean On Me” in tribute to Bill Withers, paired with vignettes highlighting acts of kindness and charity from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna, Diddy, LeBron James and more. Adam Blackstone handled production for this special rendition.
At “Under One Roof,” he supports his home state, headlining a lineup of North Carolina-bred and based talent. Charlotte-based entertainment publication CLTure organized the event as part of the “Come Hear NC” initiative of the North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The benefit will be broadcast live on Twitch and Facebook from 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 24th to 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 26th. Find details about tuning in HERE.
These appearances continue a string of recent activities by Hamilton to raise awareness regarding the importance of staying home, and benefiting those in need of support in this battle. On March 22, he joined forces with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization and live-streamed an intimate performance right from his living room on Instagram Live. It drew upwards of 75,000-plus viewers, making for one of the largest audiences of the weekend. Additionally, he blew up on social media, trending on Twitter at #3 during the performance. Watch it HERE.
Maintaining this momentum, he supported the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund—which benefits those in the music industry affected by coronavirus—with an Instagram Live stream entitled Soulful Sundays with Anthony Hamilton on March 29. During the acoustic performance, he invited fan requests and encouraged donations to the relief fund. Billboard chronicled it HERE.
He also linked up with Novant Health to produce a video that urges social distancing and staying-at-home. View it HERE.
Hamilton is currently working on his next studio album due to release later this year!