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Beyonce headlines London charity concert for women

Jennifer Lopez performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)Jennifer Lopez performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

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.

Beyonce performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)Beyonce performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

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."

Beyonce performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)Beyonce performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

"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.

John Legend performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)John Legend performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

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.

Rita Ora performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)Rita Ora performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

Beyonce is co-founder, with actress-producer Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, of the charity, which supports projects improving access to education, health care and justice for women.

Salma Hayek hosting The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)Salma Hayek hosting The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

Partner organizations include UNICEF, the Global Fund for Women and Plan International.

Giannini said she was grateful for Prince Harry's involvement, because "it's very important in projects like that, talking about women that some very strong male personalities are with us."

Hayek Pinault said Beyonce was the best possible ambassador for the cause.

"Do you know that everybody in her band is a girl?" she said. "I mean talk about woman power."

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Online: www.chimeforchange.org