This Saturday (May 8th), acts like Jennifer Lopez and H.E.R. will take the stage for Global Citizen’s Vax Live Concert, aimed at encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations around the world. The landmark event is set to be the first large-scale music event in the time of the pandemic, and a positive step towards physical concerts making a comeback. As we wait for that, here’s a round-up of five pop acts from around the world who have kept us fed with their recent live performances in 2021.
Performing live from Duke University, Tinashe blazes through a setlist packed with both old hits (‘2 On’, ‘All Hands On Deck’) and new releases (‘Save Room For Us’) all while surrounded by a set full of neon lights.
In collaboration with IKEA, Zara Larsson dropped a live concert for International Women’s Day that saw her perform songs from her latest album, ‘Poster Girl’. The 23-year-old proved not only that she’s got the vocals, but that she’s a captivating performer in her own right.
To mark the one year anniversary of 2020’s ‘Good To Know’, JoJo put together a “Live Anniversary Performance”, performing a medley of songs from the album that remind us of her impeccable soulful vocals.
Jackson Wang has had quite the year with his single ‘LMLY’, on top of featuring on Galantis’ ‘Pretty Please’. He performs both songs at the China Cool Music Festival in Wuhan, where the COVID-19 situation has been kept stabilised.
Fresh off a collaboration with Elton John, Rina Sawayama took to NPR’s Tiny Desk to perform an electrifying set of her songs ‘Dynasty’, ‘XS’ and ‘Chosen Family’. And while the space might have been limiting, it sure did nothing to contain her powerhouse vocals and stage presence.
Will you be tuning in to Global Citizen’s Vax Live Concert on Saturday? What are some other recent live performances that have kept you quenched? Sound off in the comments below! 👇