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Billboard-Topping Artist Il Volo To Perform At Nobel Peace Prize Concert In Norway On Dec. 11

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 05, 2012 01:03 PM EST

The Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced Italian classical music act Il Volo will perform at the event on Dec.11 in Oslo, Norway.

The concert is to be held in Oslo's Spektrum Arena and is the 19th addition of the show. Billboard-topping artist Il Volo will be joined by Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo and Milow Fanfare Ciocarlia & OqueStrada.

Previous acts announced for the show hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler are Jennifer Hudson, Seal, Karpe Diem, Laleh and Susanne Sundfor.

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor the European Union (EU) "for having over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world.

Past winners of the Prize include: Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan and Al Gore.

For the past 18 years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed by a Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate. The concert is presented by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert AS, produced by IMG in cooperation with Eyeworks Dinamo and broadcast to a global audience.

Il Volo are coming off a good year in which their self entitled album "Il Volo," is now near the apex of the Billboard charts. The Italian trio of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble have also worked with Barbra Streisand a moment for them that they described as being "very exciting."

Il Volo- Un Amore Cosi' Grander (Live LA Showcase)

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