K-pop groups joined the online fundraising performance held by Twitch, a world-renowned game streaming platform, to respond to the new corona virus infection (CORONA19).
Twitch held “Stream Aid 2020” from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 29 Korean time. The concert is designed to help the Corona19 Solidarity Response Fund, which is hosted by the U.N. through the World Health Organization. The 12-hour event involved a large number of world-renowned pop singers such as Charlie Puth and Diplo, John Legend, Lauv and Chainsmokers, as well as musicians from around the world who are active in various genres such as country music and jazz. Various types of content such as sharing recipes such as sandwiches or hosting game broadcasts, as well as room-side concerts and cheering messages, were displayed in relays.
Among K-pop groups, MONSTA X, Stray Kids and (G)I-DLE participated. They were in charge of the last-minute performance from noon on the same day and warmed up the atmosphere.
Let’s gather strength together and help each other in this difficult time, and make the world one big community,” MONSTA X told its fan club Monbebe, “Eat well and stay home,” and “keep your safety safe.”
(G)I-DLE also said, “I hope you wash your hands, wear masks, and take care of your health. I hope you all join the social distance campaign. On the same day, member Minnie gave a surprise performance of the OST “Lost Stars” from the movie “Begin Again,” comforting fans around the world.
“We all need a more positive vibe in times like this because of the Corona virus,” Stray Kids said. “I hope our music will help everyone in times like this.
Meanwhile, in addition to musicians, world-renowned sports stars and professional gamers also showed their faces, delivering various performances and messages of support.
The amount of money collected through the event was about 2.7 million U.S. dollars. The entire amount of donations and proceeds will go to WHO’s Corona19 Solidarity Response Fund.