The Musical Revolution Is 'HERE'

The Musical Revolution Is 'HERE'

Many artists like Alicia Keys have been vocal about the movements they are part of. Here’s a list of artists you may have not known are big on charity!

Published October 21st

  1. Alicia Keys shuts down Times Square with a surprise concert that promoted peace, justice and equality
    (Photo: Krista Schlueter/BET)

    Alicia Keys stunned the crowd as she performed at a surprise concert in New York City's Times Square. The concert was created to promote peace, justice and equality. Keys's also entertained the audience as she spoke out about presidential candidate Donald Trump and his controversial conversations. 

  2. Jay Z and Beyoncé Hold a Tidal Charity Concert
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

    Hip-hop's king and queen, Jay Z and Beyoncé held a Tidal Charity Concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation. The duo collaborates with this foundation to help fight against poverty in New York.

  3. Usher and his New Look charity
    (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation)

    Usher founded his "New Look" charity to help youth in aspects of leadership, career development and finding their right path. His foundation has been around for nearly 17 years.

  4. Rihanna Founds Clara Lionel Foundation
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation)

    Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which aims to fight against inequality, injustice, poverty and to promote education. Her foundation hosts the annual Diamond Ball, during which the singer performs for attendees.  

  5. SpreadLuv 2016 Tribute Concert
    (Photo: National Musuem of African American Music)

    The SpreadLuv 2016 Tribute Concert is a concert that focuses on raising awareness of musicians and visual artists in the African-American community. It tributes small and major artists while raising money for the National Museum of African American Music.

  6. John Legend Headlines Many Rivers to Cross Social Justice Festival
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    John Legend is not new to performing for charity events. One event he headlined for was the Many Rivers to Cross Social Justice Festival. The festival was founded by Harry Belafonte and focuses on human rights issues. 

  7. K. Camp puts on an annual Campsgiving Charity Concert
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    K. Camp founded an annual charity concert, Campsgiving, that aims to gather gently used clothes, toiletries and toys to donate to homeless shelters.

  8. Common performs at benefit concert for Black Girls Code
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    Common performed at The Masonic for Black Girls Code, an organization that promotes technology education for African American girls.

  9. Janelle Monáe During #BlackLivesMatter Protest Event
    (Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Janelle Monáe has been a strong advocate against the injustice that plagues the African-American community. She has been a vocal member in the #BlackLivesMatter movement through her music and attending protests.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo top: Krista Schlueter/BET)


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