via press release:
LADY GAGA, CELINE DION, NE-YO AND ONEREPUBLIC TO PERFORM ON FALL FINALE OF ‘THE VOICE’
Champion to Be Named Dec. 17 on NBC’s Emmy Award-Winning Musical Competition Series
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2013 — Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, NE-YO and OneRepublic are set to perform in the live two-hour fall-finale telecast of “The Voice,” which is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Lady Gaga will perform her current single “Do What U Want,” from her latest release, “ARTPOP.” R. Kelly is originally featured on the song, and he and Lady Gaga shared the stage when she appeared on the Nov. 16 telecast of “Saturday Night Live.” Dion will duet with NE-YO on the song “Incredible” from her new album, “Loved Me Back to Life.” OneRepublic will perform the song “I Lived” from its recent album, “Native.”
Other high-profile performers are set to be announced over the next few days.
An original single by OneRepublic founder Ryan Tedder, who serves as the in-house songwriter-producer on “The Voice,” will be written specifically for the new champion and sung at the show’s conclusion.
Lady Gaga is a musical and cultural icon, having sold more than 27 million albums and 130 million singles worldwide. She has won five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to “ARTPOP,” which was released in November, Lady Gaga’s albums have been huge successes, spawning major tours and TV specials. Her debut album, “The Fame” (2008), sold more than 15 million albums and “Born This Way” broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to No. 1 on its release day.
In 2013, Time magazine named Lady Gaga the second most influential person of the decade. She is one of the biggest forces in social media with more than 60 million likes on Facebook and over 40 million followers on Twitter. She is also a global activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, body image issues and youth empowerment.
Dion has sold more than 220 million albums around the world and is one of the most successful performers in pop music history. She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including record of the year and best female pop vocal performance for “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998, and album of the Year and Best Pop Album for “Falling Into You” in 1996.
“Loved Me Back to Life,” which has been a top seller across the globe, is Dion’s first English-language album in six years. She recently booked 35 more dates for the spring/summer of 2014, continuing her long-standing residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dion is well known for selling out the Colosseum in an historic initial five-year run where sold more than 3 million tickets.
NE-YO is a three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actor who has sold over 10 million records worldwide and earned three Billboard No.1 albums over the past five years. NE-YO has written songs for Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie, amongst others. With roles in “Stomp the Yard,” “Battle” Los Angeles” and “Red Tails,” NE-YO continues to build his brand not only as a musician but as an actor. He currently serves as VP of A&R at Motown Records.
OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with their debut release “Dreaming Out Loud.” The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s “Waking Up,” produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” OneRepublic released their third studio album, “Native,” in March where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and new single “Counting Stars,” which is currently at No. 3 in Top 40 radio.
The band has toured the world, headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and opening for Bon Jovi and U2.
Monday’s edition of “The Voice” is the season’s #1 reality show and #4 series overall on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 with a 5.0 rating, 13 share (rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game show). In total viewers, Monday’s “Voice” is averaging 14.8 million persons, an increase versus one year ago (13.6 million) of 8% or 1.2 million persons, while Tuesday’s edition is up 14% or more than 1.7 million viewers (14.0 million vs. 12.3 million). “The Voice” has led NBC to adult 18-49 victories among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on 10 of 11 Mondays so far this season.
“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.