Wonder and Grande to Sing “Faith” From the Soundtrack to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Upcoming Event Film “Sing” and Join Star-Studded Musical Performers Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd on Two-Hour Live Telecast.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 8, 2016 — Superstar recording artists Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd are all set to perform on the Tuesday, Dec. 13 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” One of the four finalists – Josh Gallagher from Team Adam, Billy Gilman from Team Adam, Sundance Head from Team Blake or We’ McDonald from Team Alicia – will be crowned the winner of “The Voice.” Additional performers to be announced.
Global superstar Bruno Mars will perform his explosive single “24K Magic,” the title track from his critically acclaimed album “24K Magic.” Mars achieved the highest-selling debut of his career with first-week album sales equivalents for “24K Magic” exceeding 231,000. “24K Magic” claimed the #1 slot on both the Top Digital Albums chart and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and has been streamed more than 400 million times across audio and video partners so far. Mars’ album and the lead single both simultaneously hit #1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts. “24K Magic” also climbed to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, a new peak, and has officially been certified gold by the RIAA.
Mars recently revealed details behind his massive upcoming global 24K Magic World Tour that will kick off in Belgium on March 28 and will continue through Europe and North America, culminating with a four-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles. Mars sold over 1 million tickets for his upcoming tour in a single day, according to Live Nation.
Prolific megastar Sting will perform “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” the first single from his latest album “57th and 9th,” his first rock/pop project in over a decade. Riding a wave of inspiration, “57th & 9th” came together impulsively, with sessions completed in just a few weeks. Sting debuted “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” with a world premiere performance on the “Kevin and Bean Show” at KROQ-FM, which is Los Angeles’ premiere alternative rock station. The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan street corner that Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios in Hell’s Kitchen where the recordings were done. Next year, Sting will take to the road on the 57th & 9th World Tour performing in clubs, theaters and arenas joined by Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar).
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd will perform his hit single “Starboy,” the title track from his smash album “Starboy.” The album reached #1 in over 90 countries and also #1 on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify Global Chart and Rhythmic Radio. The title track, featuring Daft Punk, broke the record for most release weekend streams ever upon its release. In less than a week, the single amassed more than 17 million streams globally and 6.5 million streams in the United States, becoming #1 Most Added at Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, and Hot AC. This sets the stage for “Starboy” to become one of the biggest albums of 2016.
The Weeknd recently unveiled details behind his first-ever world tour — Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. Phase one of the North American and European spanning tour will kick off Friday, Feb. 17 in Stockholm, Sweden and visit 14 additional cities across Europe before heading to North America on Tuesday, April 25 in Vancouver, B.C. The North American leg of the tour will bring the genre-spanning artist to an additional 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle and more.
Legendary award-winning American icon Stevie Wonder will debut his new Golden Globe Award-nominated single “Faith,” featuring Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Ariana Grande, from the soundtrack to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ “Sing,” the upcoming event film starring Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. “Sing” arrives in theaters on Dec. 21.