Jennifer Lopez to headline Global Citizen Live in New York City

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is coming back to New York City to take part in a show that aims to bring vaccines, food and trees to areas that need them most.

Global Citizen will be hosting Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, where Lopez will serve as the headliner. The 24-hour event will include several artists who are donating their time and talent for a once-in-a-lifetime worldwide event. 

Lopez recently partnered with Global Citizen, which the Vax Live campaign and global broadcast, which secured 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for those who need it most. 

“Ms. Lopez’s involvement in Global Citizen Live is a wonderful progression from our partnership during the Vax Live campaign, event, and primetime broadcast. With her help, we were able to secure 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses but our work for vaccine equity continues as the pandemic continues to spread. We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Lopez to our Central Park stage on September 25th to continue our impact together,” said Katie Hill, SVP, Global Citizen. 

During the show, Global Citizen Live will call on leaders to have 1 billion trees planted and preserved to help prevent global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels by curbing emissions and supporting 1t.org, distribute 1 billion vaccines to the poorest countries and provide meals for the 41 million people on the brink of famine by the end of September.

The New York City line-up will also include Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Meek Mill, and Shawn Mendes, plus special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste and Lang Lang.

Global Citizen Live will be a global moment of unity across six continents ahead of the UN General Assembly and the G20 and COP26 Meetings and will feature artists, luminaries, dignitaries, and citizens in Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, Sydney, and more will call on governments, corporations, and philanthropists to make new commitments to defend the planet & defeat poverty, focusing on climate change, vaccine equity, and famine. The events will be broadcast television, radio, and online with ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, and more.

Ways to support the campaign, take action, and earn tickets can be found at GlobalCitizenLive.org.

Updated at 10:28 a.m. on Aug. 11.