Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, current lead of Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles, and Grammy winner and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles brought down the house at the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Benefit Concert March 8 at The Town Hall in New York City.
The three artists belted out the Tina Turner classic "(Simply) The Best," penned by Mike Chapman and Holly Knight. Watch their performance below:
Proceeds from the event supported Girls With Impact, a non-profit that trains over 1 million under-resourced young women through its business and leadership academy.
“My musical, led by the glorious Nkeki, is a celebration of women at the top of their game, onstage and off," rock icon Tina Turner previously said about her show's involvement with the concert. "I always had to fend for myself to survive and overcome adversity. Working against the odds and succeeding is where I find pride and joy.
“This musical is my story, but it was created for the stage by the strength of women, including our playwright, director, and producer. Girls With Impact is empowering girls like me to forge their own path. That is the power of this program and why I am proud for my musical to support it. We need our girls center stage.”
In addition to performing at the concert, Bareilles and Nettles both made 500 Girls With Impact Scholarships possible in their home regions of Eureka, California, and South Georgia, respectively.
The event was presented by SheaMoisture and produced by Live Nation along with Girls With Impact.
For more information visit GirlsWithImpact.org.