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Beyonce breaks Twitter silence, touts Chime for Change concert
Beyoncé hadn't posted on Twitter since Aug. 19, but offered just her fifth-ever tweet Sunday night to promote her involvement with the Chime for Change charity and concert.
Tune in now to NBC #ChimeforChange benefit concert. I am honored to be part of this great initiative for the empowerment of all women!— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) June 3, 2013
With almost 8.4 million Twitter followers, Beyoncé had only tweeted four times prior to Sunday. All four were posted in August — one to hype her new website, then three to celebrate World Humanitarian Day.
Founded by Gucci, Chime for Change is a global campaign to "raise funds and awareness for girls' and women's empowerment" through education, health and justice, according to the charity's website. Beyoncé is a member of its founding committee.
Beyoncé, who snagged her marriage license in Scarsdale, headlined the concert Saturday at London's Twickenham Stadium, where she was joined onstage by her husband, Jay-Z, for her performance of "Crazy in Love."
Bedford resident Blake Lively, Madonna, Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Timbaland were among the other celebrities to participate in Saturday's event, which NBC broadcast from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.