LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 18, some of the biggest names in entertainment came out to support One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, joining GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Leona Lewis and TV star Miles "Baby Boogaloo" Brown as they raised funds and awareness for critical water issues worldwide. Presented by MGM Resorts International, McLaren Automotive and Zappos.com, the star-studded benefit generated $6.5 million for ONE DROP's global water initiatives, with all proceeds supporting water access and conservation programs across the globe.
The dazzling, one-night-only experience reflected the personal story of artistic director Hassan El Hajjami, who realized the importance of water after traveling with his grandmother every day to retrieve it. Inspired by their struggle, the performance was held for the first time at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts where more than 100 Cirque du Soleil artists came together to support the cause. Lewis captivated the audience with an unforgettable, extremely powerful rendition of her smash hit single "Bleeding Love," concluding the show with a standing ovation as she performed one of her latest chart-topping hits "Thunder."
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