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New Celebrity Apology Index Reveals the Most OFFENSIVE Celebs

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Did you know that there is actually a celebrity apology index that calculates the most offensive celebs?  Hollywood is full of surprises and with that have we got one for you today. New research has counted every public celebrity apology to find out the most apologetic celebs and industries.

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  • Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Kevin Hart top the charts, having apologized the most for insensitive comments and behavior
  • Celebs spend most of their time apologizing for racially ‘offensive’ remarks (25%) and insults (26%)
  • Disparaging remarks about mental health issues (14%) and offending the LGBT community (12%) are also high on the list

It’s never been more dangerous to be a celebrity. With cancel culture in full swing, one clumsy social media post or one drunken mistake can condemn your career before it’s even begun.  

From Keri Hilson blaming COVID-19 on 5G, to Ryan Reynolds apologizing for having a plantation wedding, the data team at CasinoHex decided to track every single public celebrity apology that’s been published on the Internet, to find the most scandalous celebs. 

The Top 10 Most Apologetic Celebrities:  

Name 

Sum of All Apologies 

Justin Bieber 

                      7 

Kevin Hart 

                      5 

Chris Brown 

                      5 

Snoop Dogg 

                      4 

Kanye West 

                      4 

50 Cent 

                      4 

Lili Reinhart 

                      3 

Soulja Boy 

                      3 

Rob Kardashian 

                      3 

Ariana Grande 

                      3 

Wendy Williams 

                      3 

Tracy Morgan 

                      3 

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In total the entertainment industry has made the most public apologies at 29%, followed by sports stars (21%) and musicians / artists (18%).  

Racial Insensitivities 

With regards to what celebrities are apologizing for, the data shows comments and actions relating to insensitivities over racial issues (25%) and insults (26%) dominate. This is followed by offensive comments relating to mental health issues (14%) and the LGBT community (12%).  

Bieber Most Offensive Celeb 

Despite only being 26, it is Justin Bieber who’s crowned the king of celebrity apologies, racking up a total of seven public apologies across the themes of: racial offense (4), breaking the rule of law (1) and being insensitive to mental health issues (2).  

Closely following behind in joint second are Chris Brown and Kevin Hart, racking up 5 public apologies each, with the apologies due to LGBT offense, violence, insults to fellow artists, cheating and being insensitive to mental health issues.  Snoop, Kanye and 50 Cent are close behind with 4 apologies.

The data shows that celebs are slow to learn their lesson with many being repeat offenders, so who will the next #isoverparty be for?  For more insights and to view the complete dataset, please visit: https://onlinecasinohex.ca/celebrity-scandals/.

We hope you liked our research driven article on the most offensive celebs in entertainment, sports and music.  We won’t ever know whose apologies were sincere or not but we’ll keep tracking them.  Excited to find out who will make the next updated list.

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Chromatica: Lady GaGa on Mental Health and Self Love

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Rain on Me Video. Directed by Robert Rodriguez

 In Lady GaGa’s iconic overnight hit featuring Ariana Grande, Rain on Me, Gaga and Grande sing:  “I can feel it on my skin/ It’s coming down on me/ Teardrops on my face/ like misery… I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive.” A precursor to the launch of her sixth album, Chromatica, the single galvanized public attention, leading the top of the charts in ten countries across the world. GaGa and Grande fans have come together to celebrate their unexpected collaboration, as the song reached 8.1 million plays in one week. But the song is more than an explosive video, GaGa dancing in futuristic, punk platforms, or even the electronic melody of their voices in harmony. What is perhaps so provocative about the piece — aside from the fact that Lady GaGa has completely reinvented herself for her sixth album— is that it is unabashedly candid. Throughout the album, she addresses her personal experience with mental health, overcoming trauma, and healing. In a recent interview with Apple ’s Zane Lowe, GaGa shared that “I think that the beginning of the album really symbolizes, for me, what I would call the beginning of my journey to healing… and what I would hope would be an inspiration for people that are in need of healing through happiness, through dance.”

A decade after her debut album, The Fame (2008), made her a global star, GaGa’s career trajectory has been a rollercoaster of experimentation, outspoken ideas, and, of course, shocking wardrobe choices. As her fans know, she has long used her music as a platform for storytelling and social activism: from Poker Face, an exploration of her sexuality, (The Fame, 2008) and Hair, a plea to be free from bullying and societal restraints, to Joanne (Joanne, 2011), a tribute to her late aunt, who passed away from lupus. And now, Chromatica is an exploration of GaGa’s powerful return to dance and her journey towards healing along the way.

The album is divided into three sections, and GaGa encourages her fans to listen to the songs in sequence, as they function as a narrative. The first section— which features Alice, Stupid Love, Rain on Me, Free Woman, and Fun Tonight— serves as the thesis of her album. It discusses themes personal to her heart, and her ability to continue dancing and creating in spite of the obstacles she fights each and every day. It addresses mental and trauma through a hopeful lens. For instance, Alice, a fan favorite, narrates her journey down a -hole, insinuating a long-lasting personal battle with mental illnesses—  and the wonderland at the end that she searches for everyday. Similarly, Free Woman reflects upon re-claiming agency over her own body as she copes with sexual trauma. The second section— 911, Plastic Doll, Sour Candy (featuring Blackpink), Enigma, and Replay— gives her fans a glimpse into the darkest parts of her past. She grapples with trauma, perfectionism, and addiction in these electronic tunes with raw candor. Additionally, this section is the most electronic in the album, adding yet another unexpected genre to GaGa’s list of musical fortés and experiences. Over the course of her twelve year career, she struggles to overcome these issues, which she addresses in the third section. Chromatica III includes Sine from Above (featuring Elton John), 1000 Doves, and Babylon, a hopeful ending to her journey towards healing. In 1000 Doves, she sings: “I’m not perfect yet, but I’ll keep trying/ When your tears are falling, I’ll catch them as they fall/ ….Lift me up, give me a start/ ‘Cause I’ve been flying with some broken arms/ Lift me up, just a small nudge/ And I’ll be flying like a thousand doves.” There isn’t necessarily a sense of foreclosure at the end of her narrative, as GaGa suggests that she continues to grapple with trauma and identity everyday, but there is a sense of tranquillity and self-acceptance. The narrative is moving, and frankly, even more so than the electronic undertones of the album, completely unprecedented in the world of pop— a testament to Lady GaGa’s versatility and influence as an artist.

Chromatica Album Cover. Photo Credits: Norbert Schoerner

GaGa utilizes her ’s global presence as a platform for starting a vulnerable dialogue on mental and self-love. GaGa has complimented the launch of her album with various conversations around mental in her professional career, from a recent conversation with Oprah on mental resources to various initiatives led by her non-profit organization, The Born This Way Foundation. Through narrating her decade-long battle with mental , and even admitting to the shame and coping mechanisms that ensued, she destigmatizes mental illnesses, especially in an industry that strives for perfectionism. The album has been met with millions of messages from her fans via Twitter and Instagram, expressing their gratitude for her message and sharing their personal stories. Though her is often recognized for its catchy tunes and audacious accompanying performances, Chromatica is a testament to the depth and impact of her work. The album, which has been publicized through eye-catching graphics and a shocking new genre, revitalizes the pop industry with the authenticity, hope, and healing it brings to its listeners. 

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Ariana Grande Shares Her Personal Journey With thank u, next

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With her recent breakup and heartbreaking death of her ex, Ariana Grande has been channeling all her energy into her music. thank u, next, her fifth studio album, was just released on Friday, February 8th, and fans are going crazy for it. The album features 12 songs, 3 of which were released as singles before the album.

 

“thank u, next”, the title track, is a sweet tribute to Grande’s ex-boyfriends, thanking them for helping her grow. This song blew up, along with the music video that was released a little later. Then, Grande hit us with “7 rings”, a hip-hop type song that has everyone wanting to live a lavish lifestyle like Ariana.

 

 

The whole album is a personal journey for Grande and the songs represent that. During the past few months, she had to overcome a lot of obstacles and she shares that through her music.

 

Songs like “needy” and “fake smile” have slower beats and lyrics that fans can relate to, while songs like “bloodline” and “bad idea” have a more upbeat vibe that will make you want to dance.

 

Majority of the songs on the album have a slow, personal feel to them, highlighting the emotional road that Grande has been on. The album, while relaxed and ponderous, promotes self-care and self-love, which is something that Grande has really embodied throughout her life.

 

The album has been #1 on iTunes since its release, with multiple songs on the top 100. thank u, next is a deep, well-rounded album that has something for everyone. Grande’s emotional voyage is detailed in this album and she comes out on top. Fans are giving her so much love and are excited for more to come!

 

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Ariana Grande Engagement Rumors Heat Up After New Pics

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Ariana Grande engagement rumors heat up after new pics seemingly confirm her new status as a soon-to-be-bride. The 24-year-old singer and beau Pete Davidson from Saturday Night Live, have not officially confirmed their engagement, but they have been gushing over each other on social media recently, as Grande continues to flaunt a pear-shaped diamond on her ring finger.

On Friday, Davidson posted a photo of the couple’s hands and feet, including Grande’s diamond in clear view. The caption read, “U know what you’d dream it be like? It’s better than that.”

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The couple’s relationship has been on the fast track since they first began dating in May. Before dating Davidson, Grande split from ex-boyfriend rapper Mac Miller in May, as did Davidson and his former girlfriend Cazzie David.

Speculation of the celebrity couple’s engagement first began earlier this month, as unnamed sources confirmed to multiple media outlets that it was true.

One source told People, “They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding.”

Another source told US Weekly, “They are a perfect fit. They are not rushing to get married. Their friends are really excited and supportive.”

Grande was first spotted wearing the sparkler on June 2, during her performance at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango concert. While their romance has only been a matter of weeks, the pair has known each since 2016 when the singer hosted Saturday Night Live.

Grande is currently gearing up for the release her next album, Sweetener, on July 20. When the singer co-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in May, she revealed the meaning behind the album’s title.

“It’s kind of about bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life,” Grande explained, “Or somebody else brings life to your life. Sweetening the situation.”

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2018 Met Gala: The Most Heavenly Looks

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Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Well maybe these ten fashion icons can answer that age-old question after their appearances in the 2018 Met Gala, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” It’s finally that time of year again where artists, designers, and celebrities come together to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and show their adoration and appreciation for the arts and fashion. For many fashion fanatics and art lovers everywhere, this was truly a night of heaven on earth. Here are some of the most heavenly looks that would even impress Michelangelo.

 

If you think Emilia Clarke is on fire in Game of Thrones, you will be amazed when you see her in this Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown. The gold intricacies and cherub paintings decorate an otherwise classic black dress, fitting the “Heavenly Bodies” theme perfectly and elegantly. And of course, where would our queen of the dragons be without a golden crown and royal earrings to match?

 

Another celebrity that matched royalty with the Catholic imagination is none other than Mindy Kaling. Wearing an off-white gown and blue gloves adding a magnificent pop, Mindy glides over the red carpet with grace and poise as she balances the crown of the evening. Distinguished by ornate, gold patterns and large sunburst, blue jewels, this crown would give the Queen of Sheba goose bumps.

 

Does a show-stopping nun sound impossible? Well, Lily Collins sure proves that wrong in her Met Gala look. Lily graces the show with a gothic Givenchy, nun-inspired gown. Her top piece was cut into edgy angles while her bottom piece was short, yet accompanied by a black, sheer skirt that brushed the floor as she walked, allowing for a high-fashion twist on the traditional nun attire. She included a large, spiked headpiece, jewels in her flawless make-up, and even rosary beads to complete the godly look.

 

King of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman is royalty once again in his Versace suit and cape. Dressed all in the virgin color white, Chadwick proudly enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art ready to turn heads. His suit is embellished with beautiful gold accents including the renaissance inspired patterns along his pants and the elaborate crosses on his cape. Right down to his gold shoes, Chadwick looks holy on this night of fashion.

 

All that I can say, is that Mary J. Blige looks like a true goddess as she walks the red carpet at the Met Gala. Her mint Versace gown and custom made boots gives her the artistic look that everyone is here for. Her floor-length dress gives her the appearance of walking on clouds while also sporting a gorgeous leg cut-out, allowing her to show off her thigh-high gold embroidered boots.

 

Perhaps one of the most famous pieces of art associated with the “Catholic Imagination” is none other than Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Causing a ripple in the hearts of art enthusiasts, pop star Ariana Grande decided to bring it to New York with her Vera Wang gown inspired by “The Last Judgment.” Through the gold, sheer top layer, the painting comes to life in vivid colors and innovative design.

 

Priyanka Chopra proves to be flawless fan favorite yet again at this year’s Met Gala. Priyanka chooses her look as a deep red, form fitting, Ralph Lauren velvet gown accompanied by a matching cape that drapes behind her as she walks. The look of course would not be to the level of extravagance without her stunning hood from her shoulders to her head with delicate gold netting and jewel embellishments, giving her audience a peek at the modern Catholic imagination.

 

Speaking of bold colors featured at the Met Gala, Troye Sivan sports a vivacious Valentino red suit accompanied by black studded shoes as a neutral eye-rest for color. His mesh, see-through top definitely provided the “Heavenly Body” portion of the 2018 theme while the red embodied the red blood of Christ, supporting the “Catholic Imagination” part.

 

How could we possibly go without mentioning Katy Perry and her exorbitant set of angelic wings? These 10-foot-tall Versace wings easily captured the attention of all attendees and showed that Katy didn’t need Jacob’s Ladder to reach Heaven. Underneath the feathery glory, she wore a dazzling gold dress and gold thigh-high boots to match. Yet again, Katy Perry has spared no part of her charisma for fans and artists alike.

 

And of course, last but not least is a star that stepped up as the evening’s pope of fashion, Rihanna. From head to toe, Rihanna is dripping in flashy jewels and unparalleled style. Not a single inch of her outfit is left empty of beads and jewels. Even her gargantuan, bishop-inspired headpiece was drenched in sparkles. Rihanna wore this head-turning ensemble with such grace and beauty that even through its heavy weight, Rihanna’s strut remained unraveled, like the true queen of Heavenly Bodies. This look will be the talk of decades!

 

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The Biggest Music News of 2017

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The past year has been a whirlwind of news, both good and bad. We’ve seen career-launching debuts, established artists moving in completely new directions, and artists stepping in and speaking out to make a difference. Unfortunately, we have also suffered the losses of truly influential artists who helped shape the music world that we know today. It’s hard to keep up with so much going on all the time, so Cliché is here to help you out. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest music news of 2017.

 

January 19: Planned Parenthood Benefit
Common and The National co-headline the Planned Parenthood Benefit called Show Up! It was intentionally planned to take place the night before the presidential inauguration. The stars choose to take a stand for reproductive rights and justice for women.

January 25: Big Sean Raises $100k for Flint
In an appearance on the The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Big Sean announces that his foundation raised over $100,000 for Flint, Michigan in an attempt to help the city during its water crisis. He also reveals that the Flint Chosen Choir will appear on his upcoming album, I Decided.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Image Courtesy of Christopher Polk/Getty Images

February 12: Grammy Awards
Adele breaks her Grammy award for Album of the Year, which she won with 25, and hands it over to Beyoncé, citing Lemonade as a dominant force of cultural change.

February 15: Musicians Come Together to Oppose Texas Bathroom Bill
Dozens of musicians, including Jack Antonoff, Wilco, and Lady Gaga come together to co-sign a letter addressed to state senators that opposes a bathroom bill in Texas, which would ban transgender people from using the restroom of their choice.

February 22: Jay-Z is Elected for Songwriters Hall of Fame
Among other inductees, Jay-Z stands out as the first rapper to be elected into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This marks a transition for rap, as it becomes more accepted as part of the popular music scene.

February 28: Academy Awards
Justin Hurwitz takes home the award for best original score for La La Land, and the motion picture’s original song “City Of Stars” takes home best original song as well. Justin Timberlake kicked off the night with a performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” which was also nominated for an award.

March 7: SXSW Changes Artist Contract
SXSW releases a public apology and promises not to escalate issues of safety at the festival past local authorities. The festival had been experiencing extreme backlash regarding an artist contract that stated the festival reserves the right to contact immigration authorities about foreign artists who may or may not be legally attending the showcases.

March 10: Either/Or Is Reissued
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the legendary lo-fi album Either/Or by the late songwriter Elliott Smith is reissued. This deluxe set includes rare tracks, live performances, and a never before heard song.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Michael Putland/Getty Images

Image Courtesy of Michael Putland/Getty Images

April 16: Allan Holdsworth Passes Away
The revered guitarist was found unexpectedly dead at age 70. Cited as being as influential as other legends like Chuck Berry, Holdsworth never stopped touring. Some of his musical projects include Soft Machine and U.K.

April 22: Record Store Day
An annual event celebrating the vinyl record, Record Store Day is a time where music-makers and music-lovers alike can come together within safe spaces to do what they love most: listen to amazing records.

May 10: PWR BTTM’s Ben Hopkins Accused of Assault
A victim’s stories about an alleged sexual assault by Ben Hopkins begins circulating on social media, causing a widespread attack on the once beloved Brooklyn power-pop duo. The band releases a statement claiming this is a misunderstanding, but they are dropped by their label and their albums are removed from streaming services.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Ethan Miller/BBMA17

Image Courtesy of Ethan Miller/BBMA17

May 22: Billboard Music Awards
Drake is the star of the hour, taking home multiple awards, including Top Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Tour, and more. The event is hosted by Ludacris, who has hosted previously, and Vanessa Hudgens.

May 22: Manchester Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert
Tragedy struck as an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was bombed, endangering thousands, injuring dozens, and killing 22, most of whom were children. Regarded as one of the biggest tragedies in the history of concerts, this event led to Grande penning a letter about staying strong and facing fear. She announces she will be returning to Manchester for a benefit concert.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images

Image Courtesy of Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images

June 4: Manchester Benefit Concert
In the wake of the Manchester Bombing, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, and more celebrities return to the city in order to perform at a benefit concert that will alleviate the burden of the victims. Attendees of the concert in May are offered free tickets.

June 7: Site of Woodstock Joins Registry of Historic Places
The home to one of the most famous music festivals of all time, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is added to the National Register of Historic Places. This venue hosted the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969.

June 8: Taylor Swift Returns to Spotify
After criticizing the streaming service and removing her entire music catalog, Taylor Swift decides to make amends with Spotify. She tweets that she will be returning her entire discography to the platform.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Walter Bieri/LA Times

Image Courtesy of Walter Bieri/LA Times

July 20: Chester Bennington Passes Away
The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, is found dead at age 41 in a Los Angeles house. It is suspected to be a suicide. His death is a shock to the music community as a whole, and he is mourned widely and celebrated for his contributions to alternative rock.

August 8: Glen Campbell Passes Away
It is announced that the country music legend has passed away in a care facility after a long and public struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He is remembered for his songwriting, which blurred the lines between country and pop.

August 17: Spotify Removes Racist Music
In response to the violent white supremacy rallies in Charlottesville, VA, Spotify begins removing racist music from its databases. This includes any artists that are openly neo-fascist or racist, or those that incite violence against certain groups of people.

August 28: MTV’s VMA Awards
Katy Perry hosts MTV’s annual Video Music Awards show, which features performances by Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kyle, and more. Taylor Swift premieres her video for “Look What You Made Me Do” at the show, and Kendrick Lamar receives the coveted Video of the Year award for “HUMBLE.”

September 7: Spotify and Hulu Announce Streaming Bundle
In an effort to face competitors in the streaming world, Spotify and Hulu teamed up to offer college students a new discounted bundle; they can receive both for only five dollars a month.

September 26: Chance the Rapper Performs New Song Live
After a busy few years of touring and raising awareness about problems in the Chicago Public School system, Chance came back with a new original and unrecorded song on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. It is one of his most personal songs to date.

The Biggest Music News of 2017: Image Courtesy of Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

Image Courtesy of Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

October 2: Tom Petty Passes Away
Amid a few confusing news reports, it is announced that the rockstar and voice behind Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is officially dead at age 66. He fell into cardiac arrest in his Malibu home and was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he passes peacefully surrounded by friends and family.

October 10: BET Hip-Hop Awards
Eminem performs a cypher at the BET Awards, directly attacking President Trump and his work in the office. He receives high praise from fans, and even Colin Kaepernick tweets at him in solidarity.

November 8: THE CMAS
The 51st annual Country Music Awards take place in Nashville. They are hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

November 19: THE AMAS
The American Music Awards take place in Los Angeles at the Microsoft theater, with Bruno Mars taking the highest number of nominations. Diana Ross receives a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to music.

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Memorable Benefit Concerts in Music

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In the music scene, holding a benefit concert to raise proceeds for a particular organization for charity, especially out of a large scale catastrophe, is not uncommon. On May 22, 2017, at the Manchester Arena, twenty-two people were killed, and over one hundred injured during a planned bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.  Grande and more than a dozen artists participated with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council to hold One Love Manchester. Aired on television and live streamed, the concert raised over 13 million dollars worldwide for the We Love Manchester Emergency Funds, for the victims and their families. One Love is not the first concert of its kind, so here are other memorable benefit concerts in music, showcasing a variety of performers and their support for a particular cause.

 
Live Aid (1985)
An idea born out of the Band Aid released “Do They Know it’s Christmas,” from artist Midge Ure and Bob Geldof and the some of the biggest acts of the decade, held two concerts on July 13, 1985 and aired on ABC. The first was in Philadelphia at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, and the other at Wembley Stadium in London. Both concerts were held to publicize the Ethiopian famine. At the Wembley Stadium, a wide variety of budding and established artists performed including Queen, Sade, U2, Elton John, Sting and Phil Collins, to name a few. Geldof himself, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney, performed as well. At JFK, performers included: The Beach Boys, Santana, The Cars, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, and Madonna were also part of the lineup.

Despite much of the concert not being recorded due to audio issues, disagreements with Geldof, and actual donated proceeds, the concert was hailed for a number of the collaborations, and reports of over $200 million dollars in donations.