Girls Rule: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and More Perform in London

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  • LONDON (AP) — Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna — turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women’s rights at a star-studded charity concert.

    Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for Change, a campaign set up to help empower girls and women around the world.

    The singer, sporting a slinky leather body suit, had the 50,000-strong crowd in a frenzy when she performed “Crazy In Love” — joined onstage by husband Jay-Z.

    She also performed hits including “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” ”Run The World (Girls),” ”Halo” and the Destiny’s Child classic “Survivor.”

    “It’s time for change. Let’s chime for change. This is such an incredible night for me,” said the 31-year-old star.

    Earlier, Simon Le Bon performed with Timbaland, and J-Lo and Mary J. Blige sang The Beatles’ “Come Together,” as a raft of stars united for the Sound of Change Live show, which also featured John Legend, Florence + The Machine and Rita Ora.

    Madonna, Freida Pinto, Aishwarya Rai, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Chastain and feminist icon Gloria Steinem were among the presenters. Even Prince Harry sent a videotaped message of support.

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