MUSIC'S BIGGEST STARS, FALL OUT BOY, LITTLE BIG TOWN, NE-YO AND PENTATONIX, PERFORM ON "THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60,"
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ON ABC
A Special Appearance by Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke
Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." Fall Out Boy will perform "I Wanna Be Like You," from Disney's Animated Classic "The Jungle Book." On location at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park, Grammy Award-winning country music vocal group Little Big Town sings "Steve McQueen." NE-YO is featured in a show-stopping song and dance number of the Oscar(R)-nominated tune "Friend Like Me," from Walt Disney Pictures "Aladdin." Derek Hough, who serves as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, sings and dances to the song "Step in Time," from Walt Disney Pictures Oscar-winning "Mary Poppins," with special guest Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke. Pentatonix will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Be Our Guest," from Walt Disney Pictures "Beauty and the Beast," during "Paint The Night," the brightest and most vibrant parade in the history of Disneyland Park. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
About Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy - who just won Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock at the "2015 American Music Awards," Best Rock Video at the "2015 MTV Video Music Awards," Best Alternative Band at the "2014 People's Choice Awards" and was nominated for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song ("Centuries") at the "2015 Billboard Music Awards" - have cemented their position as one of rock music's biggest-selling bands. Their Gold, sixth studio album, "American Beauty/American Psycho" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #1 on iTunes in more than 22 countries upon its January 20, 2015 release. The album - released on Island Records & DCD2 Records - debuted with more than 218,000 units consumed. The album's first two singles, "Centuries" and "Uma Thurman," have been RIAA-certified 4x and 2x platinum, respectively. Their current single, "Irresistible" is RIAA gold certified and has more than 60 million streams on Spotify and YouTube and 30 million Pandora plays to date. The band is currently on a global tour in support of the record. "American Beauty/American Psycho" is the follow-up album to the Gammy-nominated band's gold-certified album "Save Rock and Roll," which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its April 2012 release and features the multiplatinum hit "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" and hit "Alone Together." "Save Rock and Roll" was the band's second #1 debut; Platinum selling "Infinity On High" topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album "From Under The Cork Tree" released in 2005. Fall Out Boy has also written the song "Immortals," featured in the Oscar(R)-nominated Disney hit movie "Big Hero 6," which topped the box office upon its November 2014 release and has already surpassed $222 million at the domestic U.S. box office and topped $4 billion globally. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) - has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on "Saturday Night Live," "The Today Show," "America's Got Talent," "The Voice," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and many more. More information can be found at www.falloutboy.com.
About Little Big Town
Grammy Award-winning country group, Little Big Town - consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook - first entered the music scene more than 17 years ago with hits such as "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "Good As Gone" and Grammy-nominated single "Little White Church." With albums "Tornado" and "Painkiller," they have seen massive success with #1 singles "Pontoon," "Tornado," "Day Drinking," and most recently the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, with "Girl Crush." Just over a year ago, the group fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream when Reba McIntire asked them to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry; two weeks later, they were inducted. Little Big Town has earned over 30 award show nominations and in the past 4 years has taken home 12 awards including a Grammy, multiple CMA and ACM awards, and an Emmy award. Most recently, they received honors from the CMA for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year-"Girl Crush." "Girl Crush" was also honored CMA's Song of the Year. At the upcoming Grammy Awards Little Big Town and "Girl Crush" are nominated for four awards; all-genre "Song of the Year," "Best Country Album," "Best Country Group/Duo Performance," and "Best Country Song." For more information, visit LittleBigTown.com. Follow them on Twitter @littlebigtown.
Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, producer, and actor NE-YO (born Shaffer C. Smith) is a talent sought by many artists. Not only does NE-YO have three #1 albums, over 10 million albums sold worldwide and three Grammy Awards of his own, he has also written and produced chart-topping hits for today's biggest stars including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion and many more. His latest album, "Non-Fiction," was released in January of 2015. The album reached number five on the US Billboard Top 200, making NE-YO the second male R&B artist to have six consecutive top 10 albums.
NE-YO's breakout, platinum single "So Sick," first set the tone for his impending success, which was continued by his first solo album "In My Own Words" (2006) that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. NE-YO continued his streak of making hit after hit with his following albums "Because of You" (2007), "Year of the Gentleman" (2008), "Libra Scale" (2010) and most recently "R.E.D." (2012). In January this past year, NE-YO released his sixth full-length studio album, "Non-Fiction," anchored by the lead single "Money Can't Buy" featuring Jeezy and "She Knows" featuring Juicy J. The album hit the R&B Charts at #1.
In addition to music, NE-YO's solid career in film includes credits in George Lucas's "RED TAILS (2012)," "Stomp The Yard (2007)," "Battle: LA (2011)," and "Save the Last Dance (2006)." Also, in 2007, he founded The Compound Foundation, a 501� 3 non-profit aimed at helping disadvantaged foster-care children learn life-skills.
Recently, NE-YO joined the most popular television series, "Empire," as music writer and featured cast mate. The second season of Empire premiered in September 2015. NE-YO also joined the star studded cast of "The Wiz Live!," as the Tin Man, which aired live on NBC on December 3, 2015. "The Wiz Live!" gave NBC its best Thursday rating in two years, since "The Sound of Music Live."
And currently, NE-YO is featured on the compilation album "We Love Disney" with NE-YO on the Oscar and Golden Globe Award-nominated song "Friend Like Me," from 1992's "Aladdin."
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2.7 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.4 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film "Pitch Perfect 2." Their latest release, "Pentatonix," debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single, "Can't Sleep Love," has over 17 million views on YouTube. The group also released an enhanced deluxe version of their platinum selling holiday album, "That's Christmas To Me," which features their recent 2016 Grammy nominated track, "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy."
All seven of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart with six of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their "Daft Punk" medley and cover of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ft. Lindsey Stirling. Their 2014 holiday album, "That's Christmas To Me," has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the U. S. and was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary ("On My Way Home"), which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, life performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix.
Previously announced participants and performers include Jessica Alba, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Witney Carson, Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Hilary Duff, Harrison Ford, Josh Gad, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nolan Gould, Neil Patrick Harris, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sarah Hyland, Jessie J, Elton John, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jimmy Kimmel, Dame Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong'o, Pink, Alfonso Ribeiro, John Stamos, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter, Zendaya, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.
Walt Disney's legacy lives on through the Disneyland Resort, but even he might not have been able to imagine how big his idea would become at Disneyland and at Disney parks that span the globe. He launched an entirely new concept for family entertainment that remains as relevant today as the day it opened, July 17, 1955, for guests of all ages.
The Disneyland Resort will continue its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration through Summer 2016, extending the three spectacular after-dark shows created for the special anniversary - the "Paint the Night" parade, the immersive "Disneyland Forever" fireworks show and the all-new "World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney." The exciting celebration, which also features sparkling décor, themed food and merchandise, will conclude on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is a production of Den of Thieves (MTV Video Music Awards, American Idol, MTV Movie Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards, the Radio Disney Music Awards). Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are the executive producers. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.