The American rapper delivered a stellar livestream performance covering 15 of the legendary grunge rock band’s songs in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

Last week, Post Malone held a special livestream Nirvana tribute concert from his Salt Lake City home in Utah. Like many livestream concerts recently, the 80-minute performance on YouTube was a fundraising event for the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The singer-songwriter sang and played guitar to 15 songs from Nirvana’s discography. He is accompanied by bassist Brian Lee, guitarist Nick Mack and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Each member performed in a separate room in an effort to promote social distancing.

The setlist featured the legendary grunge rock band’s popular hits such as ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Lithium’, ‘In Bloom’, ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, ‘About a Girl’, among others.

As of now, the video gained over 8 million views and raised over US$4 million.

The performance was a surprise to many, as Post Malone is a global icon to pop rap music. However, the concert lived up to Nirvana’s name, gaining approval in a series of tweets from Nirvana’s bassist Krist Novoselic.

“I don’t think these fellows can play any better. They are on fire!!!!” tweeted Novoselic during the livestream. “I am holding emotions back the whole show,” he tweeted in another post.

Courtney Love, widow to the late Nirvana vocalist Kurt Cobain, also shared similar praise on an Instagram post.

In case you missed it, you can enjoy the full performance on YouTube below. Donations are still being accepted on the YouTube video’s page.

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