The Voice is bringing out the big guns to wrap its ninth season with an impressive star-packed finale.
The popular singing competition will feature performances from an array of huge artists. Coldplay with “Adventure of a Lifetime,” Justin Bieber will perform his hit “Sorry,” with The Weeknd rendering a medley of “Earned It,” “The Hills,” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”
In addition, Missy Elliott will unleash her latest single “WTF (Where They From)” alongside Voice coach Pharrell Williams, while Best New Artist Grammy nominee Sam Hunt is set to perform his new country single “Break Up in a Small Town.” Other performers may join the lineup.
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Yesterday, NBC revealed contestants Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts, Jordan Smith, and Jeffery Austin will represent this year’s The Voice finalists and compete for the trophy.
They will be judged by Williams, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine in the two-hour results finale.
In other Justin Bieber news, the superstar’s fans got a welcome surprise on Wednesday morning with the announcement of U.K. and European dates for his 2016 Purpose World Tour, in support of his same-named, acclaimed new album.
The additional dates expand on the comeback superstar’s 64-city North American leg, which is already sold out across the U.S. and Canada.
Bieber will play a slew of arenas when European dates begin on September 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. France, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands follow before the nine-date U.K leg.
The pop icon kicks off the Brit leg of his Purpose tour with the first of two consecutive dates at London’s 02 Arena on October 11.
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Bieber will then play Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena for dual dates beginning October 17. Two dates at Manchester Arena follow from October 20 then Sheffield on October 26. Glasgow’s SSE Hydro is booked for October 27. Dublin’s 3Arena will welcome the singer on November 1.
Justin Bieber’s announced a UK tour for autumn 2016 pic.twitter.com/b4Op8T8fx4
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From there, the rest of the European dates include Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, more in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Tickets for the U.K. leg go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 17. Demand is expected to be sky high.Following the worldwide chart-topping success of the lead single “What Do You Mean?” — Bieber’s Purpose album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart last month with 649,000 traditional and equivalent album sales. The 21-year-old has now debuted six times atop Billboard’s album chart during his career. The feat saw him become the youngest male to launch an album at No. 1 on the chart.
Bieber’s Purpose album also set a new single day, U.S. first week, and worldwide streaming figures on Spotify with 36 million, 77 million, and 205 million respectively. The Canadian singer also beat out The Beatles and Drake’s records when 17 songs from the album entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart upon the album’s debut.
Along with breaking other chart records, Bieber set a new record as the first living artist to replace himself at No. 1 in the U.K.’s official singles chart since The Beatles in 1963. The Biebs’ current No. 1 single “Love Yourself” unseated his previous U.K. No. 1 “Sorry” last week.
Purpose peaked at No. 2 in the British album chart behind One Direction’s Made in the A.M. but topped charts in Canada, the U.S., Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, and Brazil. “Sorry” is at No. 2 on the Hot 100. The No. 4 spot goes to “What Do You Mean?” The Ed-Sheeran-Bieber co-penned “Love Yourself” is at No. 7.
Before all that, Bieber, The Weekend, Coldplay, Sam Hunt, and Missy Elliot will wow The Voice audiences in the finale from 9-11 p.m. ET on NBC on December 15.
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