Article: Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Daya, Alessia Cara, Jake Miller & Jacob Whitesides Join This Year’s Inspiring Nickelodeon HALO Awards!

25 Oct
Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

We’re thinking about one epic and magnificent award show and we’ll give you three hints to guess which one we are thinking about: 1. It inspires everyone to help others and make a difference in this world. 2. It honors some outstanding and admirable teens who are making this world a better place to live in. 3. It is jam-packed with tons of the most outstanding musicians and celebrities. Yup, you guessed it, we’re talking about the one and only, renowned and prestigious Nickelodeon HALO Awards, which will be making entertainment history yet again on Sunday, November 27th at 7:00 PM ET / PT.

Each year, Nickelodeon hosts its remarkable HALO Awards which honors teens who are bringing about a positive impact in this world as they “Help And Lead Others” (HALO). Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards is truly one of the most spectacular and extraordinary award shows out as it celebrates people just like YOU who are going out of their way to change the lives of many and show that any bit of help, no matter how big or small, can help make a difference.

This year’s award show has a sensational, star-studded line-up with stupendous musical acts including Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Daya, and Alessia Cara. Singing sensations Jake Miller and Jacob Whitesides will also be making special appearances at the event. Excuse us while we totally fan-girl over how exceptional this award show will be!

According to the press release, “The 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards will feature: global chart-topper Jason Derulo performing a medley of his greatest hits; multi-platinum recording artist and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld and production duo Grey, with a performance of “Starving,” featuring Grammy-winning DJ and producer Zedd, who will also take the lead for an all-star finale; pop singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, with her inspiring hit “Scars To Your Beautiful;” and multi-platinum artist Daya, performing her girl-power anthem, “Sit Still, Look Pretty.”  Additionally, Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa will make her TV performance debut with her viral anti-bullying hit “Boomerang.”

The genius and prolific Nick Cannon, who has changed the lives of many and influenced so many individuals in such an awe-inspiring way, shared his excitement over this year’s award show by saying, “The 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees are truly outstanding role models for this young generation and I can’t wait to celebrate them at this one-of-a-kind concert event. The passion and commitment of these four teens have enabled them to bring about social change, helping thousands of kids around the world and inspiring countless others.  That’s what HALO is all about.” (source: press release)

In addition, some of your favorite Nickelodeon stars from shows including School of Rock and The Thundermans will be put to tons of fun, arcade game challenges to help raise money for the HALO honorees’ organizations.

The HALO Awards, which is created, hosted and executive produced by Nick Cannon, will be honoring the following admirable and inspiring teens at this year’s award show. (source: press release)

  •   Grace Callwood, 12, Abingdon, Md.  Grace Callwood was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven. After gaining weight from the chemotherapy, she donated her brand new back-to-school clothes to two girls who had recently lost everything in a fire. This act of kindness inspired Callwood to start the We Cancerve Movement, Inc., an organization that creates activities to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster children through events and donated goods. Through the efforts of nearly 2000 volunteers, We Cancerve has been able to help over 3,700 kids in need.
  • Jonas Corona, 13, Long Beach, Calif. – Jonas Corona was inspired to help others after meeting a homeless kid his own age on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Corona started his own organization, Love in the Mirror, which provides disadvantaged youth and their families with basic necessities such as food, clothing and learning materials. Over 45,000 homeless people have been impacted by the organization’s fundraising and donation efforts.
  • Lillian Pravda, 16, New York, N.Y.– After undergoing several surgeries to correct a cataract, Lillian Pravda learned that not every child in need of eye care is able to receive it. Pravda initially started Vision for and from Children to help comfort young patients in a pediatric surgical unit, but soon grew it into an organization that supports children across the globe by providing access to sight-saving surgeries and vision services.
  • Chris Suggs, 16, Kinston, N.C. In response to the rising crime rate and education problems in his hometown, Chris Suggs created Kinston Teens, Inc. to help provide local youth with civic and community service opportunities.  Over 1300 kids have participated in Kinston Teens projects to date, which include street cleanups, voter registration drives, mentoring programs and a youth leadership summit.

Mark your calendars and be sure to tune in to the 2016 HALO Awards for an unforgettable, masterpiece of an award show on Sunday, November 27th at 7:00 PM ET / PT! Also, for all things HALO Awards, be sure to head on over to nick.com/halo16  and the Nick App. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, how do you HALO? Who are you most excited to see at this year’s HALO Awards? I want to know!

Follow @NickelodeonTV on Twitter and join in on the conversation by using #HALOAwards!

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