He certainly entertained us, and did a whole lot of good as well. Post Malone's Nirvana tribute livestream performance on April 24 has raised more than $800,000 for the United Nations Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO so far, YouTube Music spokesperson Lauren Resnick tells Billboard.
Per the video-sharing service -- which Google owns -- that amount also includes Google.org's match of $2 for every $1 donated, up to $5 million. The $4.4 million amount that currently appears under the progress bar on the page for the rapper's performance actually "represents the aggregate of total funds raised and matched for the UN Foundation campaign” so far on YouTube, Resnick explains.
During his 80-minute, 15-song set, the Nirvana fan performed many of the iconic Seattle grunge band's biggest hits, including most of the songs from Nevermind, "Heart-Shaped Box," "Lithium," and "About a Girl." Joining him -- while socially distanced, of course -- for his at-home set were Blink-182's Travis Barker on drums, Nick Mac on guitar and Brian Lee on bass.