Other performers at the Oslo ceremony include Kygo, a-ha and Aurora
Jason Derulo has been announced as one of the performers at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway on December 11.
Also performing at the Telenor Arena will be Kygo, a-ha and Aurora, the 19-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter who sang the cover of Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’ for John Lewis’ Christmas advert this year. Jay Leno will host the concert, which will be streamed live via YouTube.
This year’s event will be in honour of the National Dialogue Quartet from Tunisia. Their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011” earned them the award.
Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi will also perform at the concert. Mahtlouti will perform her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)” in a tribute to the Jasmine Revolution protesters.
She said in a statement, “Obviously, as a native of Tunisia this laureate is near and dear to my heart. Thank you to the Norwegian Nobel Institute for allowing me this most prestigious opportunity of performing in honour of true heroes in my country.”
The concert is the day after the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, a tradition that has run for 21 years. In a statement, Jason Derulo said, “Participating in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert will be one of the great highlights of my career thus far. It is truly an honor to be associated with such a respected and iconic award.”
Jason Derulo’s single ‘Want To Want Me’ was named as the biggest-selling song of the summer earlier this year.
Figures from Official Charts Company dating from June 1 and August 31 helped compile their list of the biggest Songs Of Summer 2015. Derulo’s track, which was released in June and became the singer’s fourth Number One single, was the most popular during that period, with total sales figures of 391,000.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Derulo said, “When I made this song I knew it was special, but these type of accolades reinforce that and keep me hungry for more great moments to come.”
The second biggest-selling song of the summer was Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies’ ‘Are You With Me’, which notched up sales of 348,000.
The Felix Jaehn remix of OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ was in the third spot with sales of 295,000, ahead of Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne’s ‘Not Letting Go’ (277,000 sales) and Walk The Moon’s ‘Shut Up And Dance’ (266,000 sales).