The Global Citizen Festival 2016 Was Packed With Surprises Moments

Take a look at the highlights form this years event.

The music world has turned its eye to Manhattan this weekend for the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. Some of the biggest artists in the industry have gathered together to put on an epic annual show including Rihanna, Chris Martin, Kendrick Lamar, Usher and many more. Hosted by the hilarious Chelsea Handler and Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman, this years Global Citizen Festival was filled with wild moments.

Check out the best highlights of the festival below.

  • 1 Rihanna
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    Rihanna dipping it low and slaying high as she performed hits including FourFiveSeconds, Diamonds, and Desperado.

  • 2 Usher
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    Usher performed with Ruben Blades and the Kenyan Boys Choir Teamper for a powerful performance.

  • 3 Priyanka Chopra
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    The Quantico star, surrounded by young women from Google’s “Made With Code” initiative, gave a moving speech about getting more girls to study computer science in school.

  • 4 Olivia Wilde
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    Olivia Wilde revealed the sex of her new baby girl.

  • 5 Kendrick Lamar
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    The Compton MC gave a powerful performance playing most of his hit songs including “m.A.A.d. City,” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “King Kunta,” “i” and “Alright.”

  • 6 Jada Pinkett-Smith
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    Jada promoted women empowerment as she stays in that floral dress.

  • 7 Ellie Goulding
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    Ellie going wows at the festival as she performed “Powerful” with Major Lazer.

  • 8 Diplo
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    Major Lazer tore down their set opening the show with “Lean On” featuring MØ.

  • 9 Demi Lovato
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    Queen Demi owned her set time perform her hit songs “Confident” and “Stone Cold.”

  • 10 Chris Martin
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    The Pearl Jam and Coldplay frontmen teamed up to perform three songs as an awesome acoustic duo. Chris Martin also covered Rihanna and Prince.

  • 11 Chelsea Handler and Hugh Jackman
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    Finally, here are our co-hosts Chelsea Handler and Hugh Jackman setting the mood for the show.