Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams to Perform at ‘People Magazine Awards’

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Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams to Perform at ‘People Magazine Awards’

“The People Magazine Awards” announced today that global superstars and Grammy Award winners Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will perform Stefani’s new single “Spark The Fire” together on the two-hour special.

Stefani and Williams join previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5. Nick Cannon will host the star-studded event special and snapshot of the year in pop culture live on NBC, Thursday, Dec. 18, at 9 P.M. ET/PT, from The Beverly Hilton.

A three-time Grammy winner, Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and recording artist selling more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani released two highly successful solo albums, “Love.Angel.Music.Baby” and “The Sweet Escape,” featuring hit singles “Rich Girl,” “Sweet Escape,” “What Are You Waiting For?” and “Hollaback Girl,” a No. 1 single she recorded with Williams that became the first digital download to sell more than 1 million copies in the United States.

In addition to her singing-songwriting career, Stefani is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished designer within the fashion industry launching several successful brands including L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers, DWP and Gx. Stefani is currently putting the finishing touches on her new album.

Creative force, Pharrell Williams, uses music, fashion and design to express his distinctive style and redefine cool for a new generation. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” Britney Spears’s “I’m A Slave 4 U” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You.”

Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. The music industry has honored Pharrell with 7 Grammy Awards (including 2004’s and 2014’s “Producer of the Year”) and ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award in 2012. He also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked at #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and is the lead single off of his new album “G I R L.”

Pharrell’s second solo album “G I R L” was released on March 3, 2014 to rave reviews. Pharrell recently completed a 23-date “Dear G I R L” tour across Europe, and can currently be seen as a coach on Season 7 of “The Voice.” Pharrell is nominated for six Grammy awards this year, including three nominations for Album of the Year.

Previously announced attendees include Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Diane Guerrero, Ryan Guzman, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Messina, Chloë Grace Moretz, Hero of the Year Award recipient Nora Sandigo, and Kate Upton.

Viewers and readers across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the fan-voted award, Best People Magazine Cover of the Year. Tweet your pick with the hashtag #PeopleMagazineAwards. Voting has begun, and will continue through week of show.

The above press release was issued by NBC.

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