Artists To Play Living Rooms To Raise Awareness Of Refugee Crisis
Some of today’s biggest stars have signed on to perform for the September 20th Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds’ “Give A Home” global music series to raise awareness for the refugee crisis. The event will feature 300 shows across 60 countries, with music fans hosting intimate gigs in their own homes with some of the world’s biggest music stars, refugee artists, and activists.
Artists confirmed to take part include Ed Sheeran and Ledisi in Washington, DC, The National in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ryan Cabrera, KT Tunstall and Moby in Los Angeles, Ani DiFranco in New Orleans, Hozier in Dublin, Esperanza Spaulding in Philadelphia, Frank Turner in Tucson and more.
The shows are in support of Amnesty International’s I Welcome refugee campaign, which mobilizes public pressure on governments to welcome refugees.
Bobbi Kristina Brown Gets A Biopic
Bobbi Kristina Brown is due to get the biopic treatment soon. “Bobbi Kristina” explores her relationship with her late mother, Whitney Houston, and her boyfriend, Nick Gordon.
Joy Rovaris plays Whitney and Bobby Brown’s baby girl, with Nadji Jeter as Nick. Demetria McKinney steps into Whitney’s shoes. Vivica A. Fox, Hassam Johnson, and Le’Azionna Braden also star. BK died in July 2015 following six months spent in a medically-induced coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta home.
“Bobbi Kristina” premieres on October 8th on TV One.
MTV VMAs Huge On Social Media
While the MTV Video Music Awards may have featured a lot of talked about performances, it seems a lot of people didn’t actually tune in to watch the show.
Overall, 9.8 million people tuned in to watch the TV broadcast of the show over ten different Viacom owned networks. It’s hard to figure out whether it actually did better or worse than last year because the network did not release numbers on just the opening telecast of the show. Last year, 8.3 million people watched the first telecast of the program.
Meanwhile, one place the VMAs did do well was on social media, with the show generating 21.4 million tweets Sunday night, as well as 16 million Facebook interactions amongst 39 million people. What’s more, the VMAs was the top trending topic globally on Twitter for 13 hours, which was actually more than HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season finale.