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Online ‘iHeart Living Room Concert’ raises $8 million for coronavirus relief

Musicians like Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Alicia Keys and others performed from their homes

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Elton John

Elton John hosted the “iHeart Living Room Concert for America” on Sunday night to raise money for coronavirus relief

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The “iHeart Living Room Concert for America” took place on Sunday evening to raise money to fight the coronavirus pandemic, and now the concert is streaming on YouTube through Wednesday, according to Variety.

By Tuesday, the concert had raised $8 million for the First Responders Children’s Foundation and Feeding America, Forbes reported.

The concert was hosted by Elton John and featured performances and appearances from a variety of musicians and celebrities who filmed themselves at their homes, according to Variety.

Some of the performers included Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and many more, Variety reported.

The concert was shown on Fox on Sunday night. It had nearly 8.7 million viewers, Fox News reported.

Many other musicians and performers have embraced online concerts as a way to reach out to their fans while public concerts and events are canceled.

Late-night host James Corden hosted a virtual relief concert on Monday, featuring John Legend, Billie Eilish, and BTS, among others, the Deseret News reported.

“Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special” aimed to raise money for the CDC Foundation and Feed the Children, according to the Deseret News.