“Global Citizen Prize Awards,” hosted by John Legend, will honor those making extraordinary efforts to lift up the world’s most vulnerable, inspire others to stand up and take action, help end extreme poverty and make the world a better place. It airs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, on NBC.
The special, from Global Citizen, will feature performances from Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo and Tori Kelly. Those making appearances include John Oliver, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
This year’s Global Citizen Prize will be recognized across six categories, including Global Citizen of the Year, Global Citizen Prize for World Leader, Global Citizen Prize for Business Leader, Global Citizen Artist of the Year, Cisco Youth Leadership Award and the Global Citizen Country Hero Award. In addition, Global Citizen Prize is introducing three awards selected by Global Citizen and a team of advisers that recognize individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional impact over the preceding year, creating positive change and inspiring others through compassion, innovation and unwavering dedication in their respective fields. They are: Global Citizen Prize for Philanthropy, Global Citizen Prize for Culture & Education and Global Citizen Prize for Activism.
The special will re-air on MSNBC on Sunday, Dec. 20 (10 p.m.), as well as on Dec. 31 (midnight). It will be available online on MSNBC, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube following its airing on NBC.