The biggest names in the music industry, such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, among others, also happen to have the biggest hearts in helping others through their causes and initiatives during the COVID-19 worldwide crisis. Other than streaming live performances for free to entertain fans at home, going beyond entertainment is what other music icons are doing; they try their best to help through whatever means they can. Here are several music artists that have given back to the community.


Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, in partnership with an active lifestyle brand Fabletics pledged to donate $5 for every item sold to the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation to be used to provide protective gear to frontliners. As an advocate of mental health, Lovato calls for support on her Facebook page for the #TheMentalHealthFund. It aims to aid victims of abuse and those suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions during these troubling times.


Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John and his Elton John's AIDS Foundation (EJAF), whose mission is to eradicate AIDS by 2030 and help people living with HIV, announced on April 4, 2020, through EJAF's Twitter account that they have launched a COVID-19 emergency fund. EJAF wants to ensure that beneficiaries get continuous access to medication, treatment, and testing despite the difficult circumstances caused by the pandemic. The legendary singer has also mobilized the music community by organizing a living room gig featuring fellow superstars.


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga with two of her co-fundraisers of “One World: Together at Home”  Bo O’Connor and Michael Polansky
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Lady Gaga with two of her co-fundraisers of “One World: Together at Home” Bo O’Connor and Michael Polansky

"A Million Reasons" singer Lady Gaga gives us a million reasons to be inspired and replicate her generosity by donating to #AmericasFoodFund, which aims to "Feed the neighbors in need" through the initiatives of Apple, Leonardo di Caprio, Laurene Powell Jobs. On top of this, Gaga's cosmetics company Haus Labs pledged to donate 20% of its profits to feed those in need.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake's fans Can't Stop the Feeling of excitement as he joins the #ALLINCHALLENGE where he puts himself up for bids to spend the day at the beach with a lucky fan to raise funds and help out those who are struggling to make ends meet. On his IG post on April 16, JT says, "I think roughly 17 million people are in need of food" resulting from the coronavirus infection, which is affecting the community. "But we can help," he added.

Rihanna and Jay Z

Rihanna for Fenty Beauty in 2018 campaign
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Rihanna for Fenty Beauty in 2018 campaign

Rihanna, along with Jay Z and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey collectively bequeathed $6.2 million. Beneficiaries of the amount mentioned above include some of the most severely affected communities of New York, Puerto Rico, and New Orleans, as published by The Hollywood reporter.


My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance, despite inevitable tour cancellations for scheduled concerts in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, still found means of contributing by selling face masks. Each cloth mask costs $14.99, and all the proceeds are funneled into MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The masks are available from MCR's online store

Taylor Swift

Screengrab from the trailer of “Miss Americana”
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Screengrab from the trailer of “Miss Americana”

Taylor Swift, as Miss Americana has been reported to send funds to some fans who are stressed over their financial situation caused by the crisis. Apart from donations this, the singer donated undisclosed amounts to several institutions, including Feeding America and the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund.

U2

U2, the Irish rock band who blew our minds with songs like Elevation and With or Without You donated a whopping 10 million euros to buy protective gear for medical professionals and frontliners in Ireland.