MEDIA ALERT: 'THE VOICE' ANNOUNCES SPECIAL FINALE PERFORMANCES
· Superstar recording artists Dan + Shay, Jason Derulo, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels, Keith Urban, Lauren Daigle, Lewis Capaldi, Nelly ft. Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and 24KGoldn ft. Iann Dior are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, Dec. 15 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
· Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are also set to perform in addition to a special holiday performance of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" featuring the Top 20.
· The top 5 finalists will perform on Monday, Dec. 14 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), and the winner will be revealed on the two-hour live telecast on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
· One of the five finalists - Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan from Team Blake, Desz from Team Kelly, John Holiday from Team Legend and Carter Rubin from Team Gwen - will be crowned the winner.
· Dan + Shay will return to "The Voice" to perform their self-penned original "Take Me Home for Christmas," which recently topped the iTunes all-genre holiday chart.
· Jason Derulo will perform a medley of his hits "Take You Dancing" and "Savage Love." "In these times, we all need a song that's going to uplift us," said Derulo of his latest single. "Hopefully 'Take You Dancing' can be a light in these trying days." "Savage Love" has proven a worldwide sensation, boasting well over 2 billion global streams and counting. The pop song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and is still charting 25 weeks later.
· Keith Urban will perform "One Too Many," the latest single from his album "The Speed of Now Part 1." One of the most anticipated musical events of the year, it pairs together Urban and P!nk, two of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world.
· JP Saxe will perform "If the World Was Ending" ft. Julia Michaels, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The single is certified platinum, has over 1 billion streams worldwide and over 120 million video views. Julia Michaels appeared on The Voice earlier this season as a mentor for Team Gwen.
· Lauren Daigle will perform her triple-platinum smash "You Say" from her Grammy Award-winning album, "Look Up Child." The single currently holds the record for the longest-running #1 song on any weekly Billboard Hot chart and earned Daigle a Grammy.
· Lewis Capaldi will perform "Before You Go," his massive hit that reached #1 on Mediabase Top 40 and Billboard's Pop Songs and All Format Radio Songs charts, shattering the record for longest journey to #1 in the history of both charts. To date, "Before You Go" has amassed over 1 billion streams worldwide.
· Diamond-selling artist Nelly will perform his new single "Lil Bit" featuring 17x #1 hitmakers Florida Georgia Line, combining Nelly's gift for bangers and his signature St. Louis sound with Florida Georgia Line's collaborative genius and undeniable good time vibes. The single is out now on all platforms via RECORDS/Columbia.
· 24kGoldn will perform his latest single "Mood" featuring Iann Dior that has topped the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 for six weeks and the Top 40 radio chart for seven weeks, while earning 2x Platinum status with 900+ million worldwide streams to date.
ABOUT DAN + SHAY
Fresh off their GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the third consecutive year, Dan + Shay have garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music, and Billboard Music Award wins and nominations. The duo took home a second consecutive GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance earlier this year (2020 - "Speechless," 2019 - "Tequila") and have surpassed 6.5 billion career streams. They most recently swept their American Music Awards categories, winning all three including Collaboration of the Year, making them the first country artist to ever win said category.
The duo most recently released two original holiday songs "Take Me Home For Christmas" and "Christmas Isn't Christmas." Their latest single "I Should Probably Go To Bed" was most-added at country radio upon impact and achieved more than 144 million streams globally in four months, with the music video claiming Duo Video of the Year at the CMT Awards. With its "heavenly mix of vocal harmonies and sweeping strings" (Rolling Stone), it is approaching Top 5 at country radio, reached No.1 on the Country Digital Songs Sales chart and garnered the duo's highest first-week equivalents for a duo-only release.
ABOUT JASON DERULO
The wildly talented singer, songwriter, dancer, and entertainer first drew acclaim through songwriting collaborations with such like-minded icons as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, and Sean Kingston. Derulo kicked off his remarkable solo career with 2009's chart-topping, 5x platinum certified "Whatcha Say" and never looked back, rolling out five acclaimed albums and an epic string of hugely successful hit single including "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Talk Dirty (Feat. 2 Chainz)," and "Want You To Want Me," all of which received 4x platinum certification from the RIAA. Additional platinum and multi-platinum hits include the 3x platinum "Wiggle (Feat. Snoop Dogg)," the 2x platinum "Swalla (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)" and "Trumpets," and the platinum certified "Don't Wanna Go Home," "It Girl," "The Other Side," and "Marry Me." As if all that weren't enough, Derulo has been an in-demand featured artist, creating international hits with such diverse stars as Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Little Mix, Flo Rida, Gucci Mane, and Sofía Reyes.
Among his countless career accomplishments, Derulo is among social media's biggest stars of any genre, currently boasting over 115 million fans and followers across all platforms. In addition to his prolific musical output, Derulo has made countless TV appearances, including live performances and guest roles on such popular competition series as Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. What's more, Derulo has also embarked on what is proving a very successful acting career, with highlights including TV's Empire and Lethal Weapon. Derulo will next be seen starring as soul legend Ron Isley in the upcoming biographical film, Spinning Gold. Furthermore, 2020 saw the multi-hyphenate artist release a consistent stream of successful singles including "Take You Dancing," "Savage Love" with Jawsh 685 and most recently "Love Not War" with Nuka.
ABOUT KEITH URBAN
2020 has been a groundbreaking year of music from four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban. His tenth studio album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 is the fourth in an historic streak of simultaneous #1 debuts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It's produced the Top 5 hit, "God Whispered Your Name", "Polaroid," "Superman" and its latest single "One Too Many" with P!nk.
Besides four Grammy Awards, Urban has won thirteen Country Music Association Awards, fifteen Academy of Country Music Awards, four People's Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. His musical virtuosity and fluidity has led to collaborations with artists including P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill. 2021 will return Urban to the stage for THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR.
ABOUT JP SAXE
GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated, Canadian singer-songwriter JP Saxe always finds a way to cut beyond the surface, tapping into a deep connectivity with universal emotion and human experience. In October, JP released his heart-rending ballad, "A Little Bit Yours" which he performed stripped back on piano for Live with Kelly & Ryan. Idolator praised the official music video as "epic" and proclaimed "JP Saxe ranks as one of 2020's breakout stars." In February, JP released his debut EP Hold It Together, which was critically praised by TIME Magazine for exploring the weird - sometimes lovely - sometimes painful - emotions that bubble up in relationships" and included "3 Minutes" off the EP in their '5 Best Songs of the Week' roundup. Last winter, JP joined Lennon Stella on her European tour, and co-wrote and features on her single "Golf On TV." JP received his first GRAMMY(R) nomination for "Song Of The Year" for his collaboration with Julia Michaels on "If The World Was Ending."
ABOUT JULIA MICHAELS
GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has transformed the pop music landscape not only from behind-the-scenes as one of the most in-demand songwriters, but also in the spotlight as a solo artist as well. In 2018, she garnered two GRAMMY(R) Awards nominations in the categories of "Best New Artist" and "Song of the Year" for "Issues," her 5x-platinum selling debut single. This year, she earned a third GRAMMY(R) nomination for "Song Of The Year" for her collaboration with JP Saxe on "If The World Was Ending."
As a songwriter, Julia has co-written 25 titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, 14 of which have hit the top 40, including her debut single "Issues," and two that have hit #1 (Justin Bieber's "Sorry" & Selena Gomez' "Lose You To Love Me"). She's also written hits for a bevy of artists across multiple genres including Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, Janelle Monàe, Jessie Ware, John Legend, Keith Urban, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, P!NK, Shawn Mendes, The Chicks, Zara Larsson and more.
Most recently, Julia released a brand new single "Lie Like This," from her highly anticipated full-length album expected in 2021.
ABOUT LAUREN DAIGLE
Lauren Daigle is a two-time GRAMMY Award winner, seven-time Billboard Music Award winner, and a four-time American Music Award winner. Her GRAMMY Award winning platinum album, Look Up Child, which followed her first platinum release How Can It Be, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. It features her triple-platinum smash "You Say," the longest-running No. 1 song on any weekly Billboard Hot chart, as well as her platinum certified single "Rescue" and the Gold certified "Still Rolling Stones." Daigle's awards and certifications don't begin to tell the story of the connection that she has with her fans. Since the release of Look Up Child she has sold out shows across three continents playing before audiences in Australia, Germany, England, France, Canada, amongst others.
ABOUT LEWIS CAPALDI
GRAMMY(R) Award nominated, multi-platinum Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi'sbreakthrough hit "Someone You Loved" topped the U.K. Official Singles chart for a nearly unprecedented seven weeks. The single held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, marking the first No. 1 single from a debut U.K. artist on the tally since February 2016. Capaldi was nominated for a GRAMMY(R) Award in the prestigious Song of the Year category and the track took Song of the Year honors at the 2020 BRIT Awards where Lewis was also named Best New Artist. "Someone You Loved" is certified Platinum or greater in a total of 18 countries, including the U.S and has over one billion combined global streams on Spotify alone. Capaldi's debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, was the fastest selling U.K. debut of 2019. To date, it has sold over 4 million adjusted albums worldwide and combined global streams are now approaching 10 billion. In another milestone for Capaldi, his follow up single "Before You Go" hit No. 1 on Mediabase Top 40 and Billboard's Pop Songs and All Format Radio Songs charts, shattering the record for longest journey to No. 1 in the history of both charts. To date, "Before You Go" has amassed over one billion streams worldwide. Capaldi is currently at work on his new album.
Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. 2020 brings the 20th anniversary of Country Grammar and the release of new single "Lil Bit" featuring Florida Georgia Line with a country inspired EP to follow entitled, Hartland. Additionally, Nelly has secured a firm place in Americas hearts through his time on Dancing with the Stars and most recently secured a movie role in "Clear Lake" playing Chuck Berry.
Nelly's Country Grammar album and his song Cruise with FGL both achieved Diamond status in 2016, another season of top rated Real Husbands of Hollywood about to air and the second season of filming Nellyville is underway. Nelly also added sports commentator to his list of accomplishments with Fox Sports which makes him one of few actors with three television shows airing at one time. In 2016, Nelly was featured in an unique opportunity to perform alongside the country's most prestigious orchestras including St. Louis, Columbus and Pittsburgh garnering great reviews. Nelly has performed on NBC's The Voice, The American Music Awards, ABC's Greatest Hits and served as a judge on CW's The Next. Just some of his its include: "Hot in Here" - "Dilemma" [feat. Kelly Rowland] "Country Grammar" "Ride Wit Me" "Just a Dream"- "Cruise" reached diamond status, "The Fix" sampling Marvin Gaye, and summer sixteens dance anthem "Millionaire" with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm. The music mogul has also left his mark in other aspects of the industry, introducing his hugely successful women's clothing line, Apple Bottoms and is part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats with Michael Jordan. In 2005, he made his big screen debut in the Adam Sandler and Chris Rock hit remake, The Longest Yard and in starred in Reach Me with Sylvester Stone 2014. Currently he supports Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry while Nelly himself provides scholarships. He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium", and the RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold in the United States. On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. The global superstars are the first and only Country act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles with 11X PLATINUM, #1 breakout "Cruise" (the best-selling digital Country single of all time - SoundScan) and 10X PLATINUM, #1 "Meant to Be" with Bebe Rexha (holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at 50 straight weeks). Set to premiere their much-anticipated fifth studio album, LIFE ROLLS ON (BMLG Records), on February 12, 2021, their recent releases include current hit single "Long Live" and seasonal "Lit This Year," in addition to proving themselves as in-demand collaborators and "one of the format's premier musical shapeshifters" (Esquire), with "Lil Bit" (Nelly), "It's About Time" (Russell Dickerson), plus "Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen." (Chase Rice). FGL's tallied 17 career #1 singles, 13.1+ billion streams, sold more than 33.9 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide, logged 1.5 billion video views, and played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, their creative empire also includes FGL House Party Radio with Florida Georgia Line on Apple Music Country, and thriving business initiatives: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean).
San Francisco native and 2020 XXL Freshman 24kGoldn broke into the scene late 2019 with his Platinum debut single, "Valentino" after signing to RECORDS/Columbia Records. Led by an initial burst on TikTok and surpassing 400 million total global audio streams, the 19-year-old showed the world his sound was universal, with the track appearing on over 40 Spotify Viral 50 lists internationally. 24kGoldn wrapped 2019 with the release of his genre-bending 8 track EP, Dropped Outta College, which had a multiple week run at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was executive produced by Platinum producer, D.A. Doman. The EP includes his certified-Gold single "City Of Angels," which also appeared on over 40 Spotify Viral 50 charts and has over 375+ million global streams to date. Goldn legitimately 'dropped outta college', of which he attended for Business, astutely knowing that now was the time to chase his dream. Pre-covid he was on the road opening for Landon Cube and YBN Cordae, and performed at Rolling Loud. Fast forward to today, Goldn's latest single "Mood" featuring Iann Dior has completely captured the masses, topping the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 for 6 total weeks and the Top 40 radio chart for 7 weeks, while earning 2x Platinum status with 900+ million worldwide streams to date. He has received praise from the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Variety, Complex, and Rolling Stone, as well as being named one of YouTube's Artists on the Rise and MTV's PUSH Artist for December 2020.
ABOUT IANN DIOR
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, iann dior (born Michael Ian Olmo) found instant success with the first song he ever wrote which earned 10,000 plays in its first week. The song caught the ear of Internet Money's Taz Taylor, who invited him out to L.A. to work with the producer and artist collective. Shortly thereafter, iann quickly went from high school grad to label signee, inking a deal with Elliot Grainge's 10K Projects in early 2019. He first established himself as a lo-fi hip hop artist to watch with early songs like "cutthroat" and "emotions", each of which racked up millions of streams. iann went on to release "gone girl" featuring fellow 10K signee Trippie Redd;a midtempo, guitar-driven track which soon became RIAA-certified gold and provided a perfect lead up to his debut album Industry Plant. The album featured his first collaborations with rock stars like Travis Barker and showed off his ability to shapeshift from emcee to emo rock writer with ease. By mid-2020, just as he dropped his EP I'm Gone, iann was featured on 24KGoldn's semi-pop, semi-rap song "Mood." The infectious single immediately began to climb the charts, becoming the duo's first #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and earning iann the#1 spot on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart. As he prepares to release new music in 2021, the now-platinum selling artist assures his fans this is only the beginning.