ZARA LARSSON TO PERFORM AT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT
Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers today announced that internationally acclaimed Swedish pop singer/songwriter Zara Larsson is confirmed for the 24th annual event in Oslo, Norway on December 11th at Telenor Arena, honoring the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
It’s an honour
Larsson 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.
“I am so excited to perform at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, It’s an honour to be part of and to perform alongside incredible artists such as John Legend and Alan Walker. It’s going to be an amazing night!» – said Larsson.
“We’re delighted to welcome Zara Larsson to this year’s Nobel Peace Concert lineup,” said Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. “She brings unique talent and perspective to what promises to be an incredible evening, as we honor this year’s laureate and join together to amplify the pivotal message of Peace.”
Before she made a splash in the U.S. with her two hit singles, the reggae-tinged Platinum-certified “Lush Life” and the double-Platinum collaboration with MNEK “Never Forget You,” Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson was already a star in Europe thanks to her two EPs (Introducing and Let Me Reintroduce Myself) and a string of multi-platinum singles (“Uncover,” “Carry You Home,” and “Rooftop” that appeared on her 2014 album 1. She was also featured on Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like” and David Guetta’s “This One’s for You,” which was the official song of UEFA Euro 2016. In just two short years since releasing 1, the relentlessly hard-working Larsson has seen her career go into overdrive. She performed with Guetta during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Euro Cup and opened for her idol Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour at Wembley in London. She was named one of Time magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 and became part of the Spotify Billions club for racking up over one billion streams on the digital platform. At last year’s EMAs Larsson delivered a show-stopping performance and took home awards for “Best New Act” and “Best Swedish Act.” She was also nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 2016 MTV VMAs and has performed on nearly every major morning and late-night talk show in the US, cementing her American fanbase. Her debut album So Good featuring the likes of Ty Dolla Sign and Wizkid, has gone Platinum in Sweden and Norway and Gold in the UK, US and Canada.
Larsson joins previously announced headliner John Legend and EDM superstar Alan Walker on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert lineup, with additional artists to be announced in coming weeks.