Will Smith and Jada to Host Nobel Peace Concert

September 30, 2009 By:
Will Smith and Jada to Host Nobel Peace Concert

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are the hosts of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. The show will take place one day after the award ceremony, and also feature performances by Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith, and Donna Summer.

The couple said in a joint statement, "The opportunity to recognize the laureate's contributions to the world peace movement will be an awe-inspiring experience. We are both humbled and honored to take part in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year."

The winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is to be announced in Oslo on October 9. The award is always handed out Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.

Geir Lundestad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, "We're excited to have Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith join us as hosts for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Together they've had a global impact on the arts and philanthropy and will be excellent ambassadors for peace."