Sheeran even joined Beyonce for a guitar-based mostly model of her thumping J&O hit "Drunk In Love", which earned roaring applause. “I am honored to follow a woman whom I admire and adore, someone who believes as passionately as I do, the boundless promise of girls worldwide.” "So many brilliant, generous people out there".
A star-studded jamboree and an impassioned plea to end poverty rocked the Great Lawn in Central Park Saturday as thousands gathered for the fourth-annual Global Citizen Festival. He did a pretty good job on his own - remember, Beyonce ended up singing with Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran last night.
Plus Beyoncé is performing, and you know she is going to bring it. She scintillated when she hit the stage in a very sexy ensemble including a shimmering beige mesh bodysuit which showed off her skinny waist, wide hips and bodacious behind.
The First Lady went on to stress the seriousness of the 62 Million Girls campaign as she earned a loud applause for the crowd.
This was not the first time that Beyonce and Ed Sheeran have shared the stage with each other, nor is it the first time they have sung together. In additional to the musical performances, a number of celebrities will be on hand to attend, including Kerry Washington, Stephen Colbert,Salma Hayek, Hugh Jackman, Connie Britton,Laverne Cox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sophia Bush, Bono, Usher, Olivia Wilde and Katie Holmes.
There were so many important world leaders and activists at the festival, it almost made you wonder how they pulled it off. From Malala to Ban-Ki Moon to Queen Rania of Jordan to multiple European prime ministers, the festival was stacked with leaders.
Pop starlet Ariana Grande joined Coldplay, while Common's hard-charging hip-hop set merged into "Every Breath You Take" as a bearded Sting suddenly appeared. She would ultimately be welcomed to the stage by Beyoncé herself.