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Global Citizen Festival 2015: Beyonce and Eddie Vedder cover Redemption Song

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After rocking the Global Citizen Festival with her own set Saturday, Beyoncé returned to the New York City stage to join Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder for a rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.”

The intimate performance featured just the two stars, alternating verses as Vedder accompanied them on an acoustic guitar. As they sang, footage of Nelson Mandela speaking about humanity overcoming poverty played on video screens above the stage.

 

Theirs wasn’t the only big duet to happen that evening. Beyoncé sang “Drunk in Love” with Ed Sheeran, Sting performed with Common, Coldplay was joined by Ariana Grande, and Sheeran also performed with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. You can see those performances below.