Bill Nye the Science Guy is calling on Justin Bieber, Maluma and more superstar musicians to raise awareness about climate change for an Earth Day-centered Facebook Watch special, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
“Earth Day! The Musical,” formed in partnership with Facebook Watch and EARTHDAY.org, follows the TV science educator as he teams up with Bieber and more to share with their fans what part they can play in restoring our Earth. Nye will also pass the mic to young climate activists discussing what work they’ve been doing to help the planet, including Alexia Akbay, CEO and co-founder of Symbrosia, a Hawaii-based startup using seaweed to reduce livestock methane; Jerome Foster II, the youngest member of the Biden White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council at age 18; and Xiye Bastida, a Mexican-Chilean climate activist and one of the lead organizers of the Fridays for Future youth climate strike movement in New York.
Other A-list musical guests who will be featured in the special include Ben Platt, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, CNCO, Cody Simpson, Idina Menzel, Jack Harlow, Steve Aoki, and Tori Kelly. Zac Efron, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Karamo Brown, Nick Kroll and more are also slated to appear.
On Monday (April 19), Maluma surprised fans with his freshly minted Earth Day anthem “Rumba (Puro Oro Anthem)” that he recorded in collaboration with Michelob Ultra Pure Gold to toast to its first-ever organic lager brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity from solar power.
During “Earth Day! The Musical,” Facebook will roll out its #RestoreOurEarthChallenge, which calls on international viewers to share pictures, videos and other social media posts about the steps they’re taking to combat climate change on Earth Day this year.
“Earth Day! The Musical” will air Thursday at noon ET on Facebook Watch.