MØ has rocketed to international fame this year. Photo: Thomas Skou
After singing her way to the most-streamed song ever with ‘Lean On’ and becoming the highest-placed Danish artist on the influential Billboard Hot 100 list in over 60 years, MØ’s remarkable year will end with a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
On December 11th, the Funen native will pay tribute to this year’s recipients, a quartet of Tunisian civil society groups that were awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize in October for helping rescue the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring.
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They will receive their prize on December 10 at a formal ceremony at Oslo's City Hall, followed by the concert the next evening.
In a press release, MØ wrote that it was “a great honour” to be asked to perform.
“I have the deepest respect for the Nobel Peace Prize – not only it, but all forms of recognition given to those who try to make the world a better place. To be able to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert and help spread the message about the National Dialogue Quartet’s very important work is a great honour,” the singer said.
Former ‘The Tonight Show’ and American comedy legend Jay Leno will host the concert and other scheduled performers include Kygo and Jason Derulo.