Mary J. Blige, James Blunt to Play Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Show set for Dec. 11 at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum Arena
A diverse lineup led by Mary J. Blige and James Blunt will play this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum Arena.
The concert will also feature 15-year old Swedish singer Zara Larsson and Norwegian hip-hop duo Envy, with more performers to be announced. Actress Claire Danes will host the event.
Blige released her holiday album "A Mary Christmas" on Oct. 15 (Verve) and Blunt released a new album titled "Moon Landing" Oct. 18 (Atlantic/Custard).
The concert will be broadcasted in the United States on AXS TV. In all, it will be shown in over 100 countries worldwide. Tickets can be purchased here.
For the past 19 years, the concert has taken place the day after the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Last year's performers included Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo, Seal, and Jennifer Hudson.
This year's recipient of the prize is the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the disarmament effort in Syria. The Nobel Peace Prize is given each year to an individual or organization whose work "exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world."