At the top of the month, the music world was rocked by the death of legendary Soul singer Bill Withers – the GRAMMY-winning star responsible for timeless hits ‘Lovely Day,’ ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Just the Two of Us,’ and more (as we reported here).
While a number of artists took to their respective social media platforms to ode the fallen icon, others have opted to band together to deliver tributes. Case in point? Canadian artists Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, and more used his inspirational classic, ‘Lean On Me,’ to pay homage to him as well as essential workers on the front lines helping global citizens through the coronavirus pandemic.
Before their teamed effort, R&B singers Anthony David, Avery Sunshine, Raheem DeVaughn, and more joined forces to honor Withers with a stirring rendition of ‘Lovely Day.’
Watch both videos inside:
On Sunday (April 26), the Food Banks Canada sponsored the Canadian television special ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble.’
Featuring appearances from prominent Canadian artists like Drake, Celine Dion, and Shania Twain, a highlight of the broadcast came via the assembly of Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Buffy Saint-Marie, and a host of other singers who teamed to inspire with Withers’ hit, ‘Lean On Me.’
Watch it below:
A week ahead of ‘Stronger Together,’ the likes of R&B stars Raheem DeVaughn, Goapele, Kindred the Family Soul, Avery Sunshine, Eric Roberson, Cam Anthony, Algebra Blessett, Omar, and Anthony David pieced together a heartfelt version of ‘Lovely Day’ for their tribute titled ‘We Still with Bill.’