Watch his virtual concert below:
Meanwhile, Legend took to Twitter to express his praise for Martin's idea and decided to follow suit and announced a live stream of his own.
"My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today. I'll be doing one tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time. See you soon. We'll try to get through this together! #TogetherAtHome," Legend wrote to his followers, adding that he'll be taking song requests from anyone joining in.
Eager to continue bringing people together through music, Legend also asked his followers to let him know which other artists he should "pass the torch to."
Nearly 170,000 people have been affected by the coronavirus, with more than 6,500 dead and new cases confirmed each day. The death toll in the United States climbed to 64 on Monday, while infections passed 3,700.
In recent days, the Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for residents to follow, which include avoiding non-essential travel, public gatherings and places where large groups of people congregate. Event organizers were also told to postpone or cancel non-essential gatherings of 250 or more until at least the end of March.
However during a Monday press conference, President Donald Trump announced new 15-day guidelines including recommendations that all Americans, including the young and healthy, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, engage in working and schooling from home when possible, avoid discretionary travel and avoid eating and drinking in bars, restaurants and public food courts.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.