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Justin Michael Williams Plans Pre-Grammy Benefit for COVID-19 Victims

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Justin Michael Williams

With everyone looking forward to a life post-COVID, queer recording artist Justin Michael Williams wants to take a moment to look back.

This Saturday, Williams will host "Love Over Fear: A Pre-GRAMMY Benefit Concert Supporting Children Who Have Lost Parents to COVID-19." The benefit show, which will take place on the streaming platform StageIt, will raise funds for children and families who lost parents and family members to the deadly outbreak in the last year.

The show will feature performances from all-LGBTQ talent, including Williams, rock singer ALONZO, and singer-songwriter Tito Rey. All three artists will perform their songs, with Williams also flexing his skills as a motivational speaker throughout the evening.

Williams partnered with Pandemic of Love and Covid Survivors for Change for "Love Over Fear," and 100 percent of all proceeds from the concert will be split between both organizations. Williams also will debut his latest single "Believe" during the event, with all proceeds from the new song also being split between both organizations.

"Music has never just been for entertainment—it's how we transform suffering and pain into beauty Especially for people who have been marginalized in any way," Williams tells Billboard of the event. "And that's what we're doing with this concert, we're taking one of the most collectively devastating years in modern history and transforming the pain into love. We're reminding people that even in the darkest of nights, they have the power to choose love over fear. Plus it'll be a great opportunity for people to give back in a meaningful way."

"Love Over Fear: A Pre-GRAMMY Benefit Concert Supporting Children Who Have Lost Parents to COVID-19" will take place Saturday, March 13, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Reserve your ticket here.

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