HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Pop music’s biggest stars took the stage Friday for CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert.

Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Lady Antebellum, Paramore and Iggy Azalea were among a long list of performers expected at the iconic Hollywood Bowl.

“So many of these people, almost all of these people, I grew up being massive fans of, particularly Pharrell and Gwen and JLo,” Iggy Azalea told CBS2/KCAL9 Entertainment Reporter Suzanne Marques.

The evening kicked off with seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams giving a VIP soundcheck for a few hundred guests.

The venue soon filled up for the sold-out show, hosted by Carson Daly.

And for Iggy Azalea, who is Australian, taking the stage in L.A. was like coming home.

“I’ve lived here for a long time, and I’ve kind of made a home here with my boyfriend, Nick, and so I always feel a little bit like I have the home crowd when I’m in L.A.,” she told Marques.

A portion of the proceeds from the show are expected to go toward Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition, two groups that support those affected by breast cancer.

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