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The Music World Reacts To Joe Biden & Kamala Harris' Election Win

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The Music World Reacts To Joe Biden & Kamala Harris' Election Win

Across social media, the music world is celebrating the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

GRAMMYs/Nov 10, 2020 - 05:21 am

Across social media, the music world is celebrating the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first woman, African American and South Asian American to be elected to her position.

Congratulations and well wishes poured onto social media timeines; GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin wrote on Twitter, "I wish you the best Mr. President-elect @JoeBiden. Thank you for your integrity and unifying spirit. As a Puerto Rican, I am honored to have worked with you on this difficult campaign. Congratulations @KamalaHarris for making history, while maintaining grace."

GRAMMY winner Lizzo also chimed in, posting a video to Instagram with the caption, "Let's get to work, America."

GRAMMY nominee Maggie Rogers also posted her reaction to social media, writing about becoming emotional in the moment mid-plane ride.

Check out some more well wishes below:

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In the immortal words of Twisted Sister “We’re not gonna take it anymore” What a beautiful display of humanity. Hope over Fear Love over Hate The Happy Tears The Honking of Horns out in the street. We The People showed up, and fought for our rights. Today we begin again with new eyes and new hearts. We have been to the bottom of the snake pit. We watched the ugliness of the world reveal itself. Now, we have a chance for peace, a chance for progress a chance to make real change. So the fight is not over... It’s going to take All of us to make this country and this world into what it should’ve always been. For too long we’ve been plagued by evil over petty differences and pretty lies. No more. The past is there as a lesson. We will learn from our History, fight for Now and keep our eyes forward toward the Future. We will continue to battle on the side of love, hope, equality and unity using the universal language of music and art, and begin the healing process. Let’s make this world more like the Rock Show. The Rock Show doesn’t care what gender you are, what skin color you have, your sexual orientation, what you do for a living, where you live, how you dress, your handicap, your failures or your achievements...We are All the same at the Rock Show! United as One! We’re in this together like Lipstick and Leather. I love you all. Dio Bless America

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Global Pride 2020 Announces Lineup Additions, Will Focus On Black Lives Matter: Todrick Hall, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Leann Rimes And More Confirmed

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Global Pride 2020 Announces Lineup Additions, Will Focus On Black Lives Matter: Todrick Hall, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Leann Rimes And More Confirmed

Taking place June 27, the inaugural 24-hour online LGBTQ+ pride event will also feature speakers like former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others

GRAMMYs/Jun 15, 2020 - 02:00 am

Global Pride, a newly launched worldwide 24-hour online LGBTQ+ pride event, has announced additional speakers, performers and guests for its forthcoming inaugural celebration, which takes place June 27. 

Newly added artists include Adam Lambert, Kesha, Natasha Bedingfield, Leann Rimes, Pussy Riot, Village People, Mel C of Spice Girls, Calum Scott and Mary Lambert. They join previously announced artists like Pabllo Vittar, Ava Max, Olivia Newton-John, Deborah Cox and several others. 

The event will also include newly announced speakers like former U.S. Vice President and current Presidential Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pussycat Dolls, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and others from the worlds of music, entertainment, advocacy and politics.

Singer, songwriter, actor and director Todrick Hall will host. 

According to a press release announcing the news, the event will "amplify black voices" and will center on the Black Lives Matters movement; Global Pride organizers are working in conjunction with the organization's founders for the event.

"As a Black woman in the LGBTQIA+ community, I feel we must confront the systemic racism and violence facing my Black brothers, sisters and non-binary siblings, in the larger culture and within the LGBTQIA+ community. I could not think of a larger platform than Global Pride to do this," Natalie Thompson, co-chair of the Global Pride organizing committee, said in a statement. 

“I am proud to work beside so many diverse colleagues from around the world," she continued. "Our community knows well that we must confront hate and prejudice head-on. We have been watching an epidemic of violence against trans people of color – mostly women – in the past decade and this larger discussion must be inclusive and all encompassing. All Black Lives Matter.”

Billed as the "world’s biggest ever LGBTI+ Pride event," per the event's website, Global Pride is a 24-hour livestreamed event comprising music, performances, speeches and messages of support. The event will be available to watch on host Todrick Hall's YouTube channel, iHeartRadio’s YouTube channel and on the Global Pride website.

Produced by Pride organizations from around the world, including InterPride and the European Pride Organisers Association, two of the world’s biggest international Pride networks, Global Pride 2020 was launched in response to the more than 500 Pride events that were cancelled or postponed worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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