Selena Gomez to Host WE Day With Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys

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WE Day, on April 27, celebrates America's youth and encourages them to take action on social issues.

Selena Gomez will host this year’s WE Day, a one-day event aiming to celebrate America’s youth by bringing together 16,000 young people and encouraging them to take action on social issues.

“The electricity of an arena full of thousands of young people who are making real change in the world is like nothing I’ve ever experienced," the actress and singer, who has attended the event in the past, said Wednesday in a statement. "I am grateful to be a part of such a supportive community and hope I can inspire the kids at WE Day just as they continue to inspire me."

The star-studded lineup will include a musical performance by Alicia Keys and appearances by Demi Lovato, Tyrese Gibson, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Alessia Cara, DJ Khaled, Emeli Sandé, Shay Mitchell and more. Even Miss Piggy and the other Muppets will grace the stage.

WE Day is connected to a yearlong educational program, WE Schools, which provides schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns.

The event is set to take place April 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. 

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