Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Drake Turn Up for "Hand in Hand" Hurricane Benefit
Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Julia Roberts also showed their support
Published Sep 13, 2017Last night (September 12), some of the world's biggest celebrities joined together to support the ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
Stars like Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck and many other Hollywood elites appeared on the "Hand in Hand" telethon to share stories of the storms' victims — and to man the telephone lines and take donations.
Justin Bieber also made an appearance, donning his finest bandana and fake glasses to lead the audience in a prayer ceremony.
Houston native Beyoncé delivered a video plea to viewers to help her hometown of Houston, as did Selena Gomez and Canadian superstar (and Houston business owner) Drake.
In addition to their fundraising efforts, some other big names in music also showed up to provide the evening's entertainment.
In the collaborative spirit of the night, Usher and Blake Shelton paired up for a rendition of "Stand By Me"; Luis Fonsi and Tori Kelly covered "Hallelujah"; Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley and Demi Lovato teamed up for "With a Little Help From My Friends"; and Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen paid homage with Strait's "Texas."
Revisit the entire telethon down below, and donate to the relief effort via YouTube here. The one-hour telethon raised more than $44 million U.S., with donations still ongoing.