Some of the music world’s biggest stars headlined the Chime For Change: The Sound of Change Live concert in London on Saturday presented by Gucci. Chime For Change is a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. The show aired on NBC Sunday night, where performances from Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, John Legend, Florence + The Machine were highlighted, as was Madonna‘s speech, where she spoke on the importance of education for young women. She was joined by Humaira Bachal and Shareem Obaid-Chinoy, two Pakistani women helping to make a difference in their home country.
Jennifer Lopez did a lengthy set featuring some of her biggest hits, like “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” and lots of booty poppin’. She sported another pair of thigh high boots with a bodysuit by Falguni and Shane.
She was joined by Mary J. Blige for a cover of The Beatles “Come Together” that wasn’t as good as it could have been, but it got the crowd pretty hype.
Florence Welch got a little ethereal in this custom Gucci number, and really barefoot during her performance.
Prince Harry sent a pre-taped message to the festivities, but Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastian, James Franco (for some reason) Jada Pinkett-Smith and feminist icon Gloria Steinem were on hand to to show their present and show their support.
Of course everyone was waiting for Beyonce to take the stage. She is a co-founder of the organization with actress Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. She of course wore a custom made leather Gucci bodysuit for her performances, and I’m still trying to figure out how she danced around in those Stuart Weitzman stiletto boots. She was joined by husband Jay-Z for “Crazy In Love” and also performed what should be a single by now (COME ON BEYONCE!) “Grown Woman.”
You can find out more information and donate to women and girls around the world at ChimeForChange.org