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Jason Derulo will perform at the 22th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Dec. 11 in Oslo, Norway, the event organizers announced on Saturday (Nov. 11). Tunisian native Emel Mathlouthi has joined the Telenor arena bill as well.
Kygo, a-ha and Aurora were previously announced performers and Jay Leno will host.
The event will honor the National Dialogue Quartet from Tunisia, for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011,” according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
For the past 21 years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize concert in celebration and honor of the laureate.
“Participating in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert will be one of the great highlights of my career thus far,” said Derulo in a statement. “It is truly an honor to be associated with such a respected and iconic award.”
Mathlouthi will sing her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)” in honor of those basic rights demands of the Jasmine Revolution protesters.
“Obviously, as a native of Tunisia this laureate is near and dear to my heart,” said Mathlouthi in a statement. “Thank you to the Norwegian Nobel Institute for allowing me this most prestigious opportunity of performing in honor of true heroes in my country.”
For the first time, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert will be internationally live-streamed via YouTube.
“These are artists that impact the world in their own way and are both important voices for the younger generations in their homelands. It is especially nice to welcome Emel Mathlouthi of Tunisia to the celebration,” said director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Njølstad in a statement.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
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