Although they made an unlikely combination, the band and the Latin singer managed to steal the night with their dreamy and powerful performances.
Chris Martin introducing Shakira to perform Yellow alongside him at Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 2017! pic.twitter.com/ui2P6WwSac— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) 6 Juli 2017
Right after performing the ballad, Shakira and Chris belted out an acoustic version of the songstress' song "Chantaje". Sporting dark jeans and a blue T-shirt, Chris smoothly delivered the Spanish verses, replacing Maluma's voice on the song.
Shakira puts Chris' Spanish to the test as they perform Chantaje at Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 2017 pic.twitter.com/jQ2AJE8ig2— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) 6 Juli 2017
Besides "Chantaje", the duo performed Shakira's new single titled "Me Enamore". Chris assisted the Latin pop star by strumming a guitar while rhyming some lines in between the song. They later concluded their set with a powerful, show-stopping performance of "Sky Full of Stars".
Shakira and Chris Martin perform Me Enamoré at Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 2017 pic.twitter.com/zSC1fjs29k— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) 6 Juli 2017
Coldplay and Shakira conclude their set at Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 2017 with A Sky Full of Stars! pic.twitter.com/WqVPVTQdXC— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) 6 Juli 2017
Other performers at the festival included Pharrell Williams and Ellie Goulding. The event was held as a musical rally to "achieve concrete commitments from leaders and advocates across the world towards some of the greatest global issues of our time, including the education deficit, global health security, gender equality and the refugee crisis," organizers said in a statement. Speakers on the night included Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau and Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg.