Sam Smith And John Legend Give World Hope With Incredible Zoom Duet Of “Stand By Me.”

There are some musicians whose talent truly takes our breath away!

Global Citizen’s “One World: Together At Home” concert was held on April 18th as the world united in our fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. There were many talented performers featured on the 2-hour-long show, but John Legend and Sam Smith truly gave us goosebumps!


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Due to isolation, the entire concert was held via Zoom web conference. Stars from all genres sang songs of hope, love, and inspiration in hopes of uniting the global community of music fans. Sam and John chose to sing the classic song, “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, which was perfect due to its sweetly sentimental lyrics.

“When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see
No I won’t be afraid
No I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me”


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Both Sam and John have won multiple Grammy Awards and other honors, which you can spot in the background of both of their shots. They each performed from their living rooms; Sam from North London, England, and John from Beverly Hills, California. In spite of being on different continents, the seamless way they harmonize sounds like they’re sitting right next to each other!


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These two incredibly talented people are so inspiring! We love that they pooled their creative talents for this duet, reminding us all that even if we are physically far apart, we’re all in this together. Thanks to performances like this, Global Citizen was able to raise over $127 million dollars for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Relief fund.

Watch the gorgeous version of “Stand By Me” in the video below, and don’t forget to share with a music fan you know.


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