John Legend Set to Host Global Citizen Prize Awards


Singer and philanthropist John Legend will be returning as the host of this year’s Global Citizens Prize Awards.

“I’m so excited to be returning as host of Global Citizen Prize for the second year,” Legend said in a statement. “2020 has challenged all of us in many ways, and I’m proud to be celebrating leaders who are supporting vulnerable communities, working to end extreme poverty, and inspiring others to take action for change.”

Global Citizen Prize is an award ceremony honoring leaders and activists fighting to aid and support the world’s most vulnerable populations. This year’s award show will honor global leader within six specific categories: Global Citizen of the Year, Global Citizen Prize for Business, Global Citizen Prize for World Leader, Global Citizen Artist of the Year, Cisco Youth Leadership Award, and the Global Citizen Country Hero Awards.

The star-studded event will feature performances by Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, JoJo, and Tori Kelly.

Accompanying the evening of talent performances will be a series of special appearances from Nick Jonas, John Oliver, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Prior to the highly-anticipated ceremony, Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans will host the pre-show, the Countdown to the Prize. The pre-show will consist of various feature inspirational stories, talented performances, and behind the scenes interviews.

The ceremony airs Saturday, Dec. 19th at 8 pm EST on NBC. The Countdown to the Prize pre-show will stream at 7:30 pm on ET, Facebook, and Twitter. Following its airing on NBC, the entire show will be available to stream on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.