The Teen Choice Awards took a break from fun and laughs on Sunday to address a grim reality impacting youth: gun violence.
Jessica Alba took the stage with ten teens who were affected by firearms, from mass shootings in Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook and Dallas to police violence in Baton Rouge.
Each young person, including the son of Alton Sterling, said their name and the relative they lost to gun violence as photos displayed on a screen behind them.
In the audience, some of the nation's biggest stars, including Gina Rodriguez, were moved to tears by the heart-wrenching moment.
"Tonight we stand together with these teens, united in our call for peace and an end to this violence," Alba explained. "Now, more than ever, we need to stop, feel and ask, 'What's Going On?'"
Ne-Yo then made his way to the stage, where he performed a rendition of the ‘70s hit, "What's Going On." Members of the audience shined their cell phone lights in honor of the victims throughout the song.
The singer then joined Alba and the ten teens to make a call to stop the violence.
"These teens had the courage to come here and share their grief and take a stand. All of us and all of you watching need to do the same,” the part-mexicana actress said. "We need to come together as one. We have to do better," Ne-Yo added.