CHART – TOPPING DANISH BAND LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM THIS YEAR
Organizers has announced that Danish band Lukas Graham is confirmed for the 24 th annual event in Oslo, Norway on December 11 th at Telenor Arena, honoring the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Lukas Graham joins an elite group of artists who have performed at the concert over the years, including Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Tina Turner, Ellie Goulding, Kygo, A – ha and many others.
“Ever since I was a little kid , I have bee n fascinated by Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela ,” said lead singer Lukas Forchhammer . “ They have both won the Nobel Peace Prize for their hard work and fight for freedom and equality. It’s beautiful to get the chance to perform at an award show that cherishes ideals and the fight for peace. ”
Enthusiastic live performances
“We’re thrilled to have Lukas Graham join this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert lineup,” said the concert´s producers Odd Arvid Strømstad and Kristian Kirkvaag. “ Their enthusiastic live performances and relatable messages in the songs they write have attracted fans worldwide and we are excited to have the band’s postivity and great energy be part of our concert. ”
Lukas Graham had their inte rnational breakthrough in 2016, when the ir single “ 7 Years ” from their worldwide debut album, The Blue Album, took off and broke nearly all previous international records for Danish artists, topp ing the charts worldwide, and reaching #1 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US . Lukas Graham’s album wen t Top 10 in 11 countries – including Top 3 positions in USA, UK, Sweden and #1 in Canada, Australia and Denmark – and has currently sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.