Carrie Underwood and John Legend are uniting to celebrate the innovators and also humanitarians of the world. The duo will perform tonight (Dec. 19) at the Global Citizen Prize ceremony.
Underwood and Legend will perform a live rendition of their duet “Hallelujah,” which also featured on Underwood’s 2020 Christmas album “My Gift.”
According to its website, the Global Citizen Prize honors individuals trying to make a difference in their communities and across the world. Underwood is also a Global Citizen herself. She founded the Checotah Animal, Home, and School charity in her Oklahoma hometown. Through the charity, she’s also opened an animal shelter. Additionally, she’s donated to around 25 different charities.
“My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back; to say thank you,” said Underwood, according to the organization’s website.
Carrie Underwood Discusses Working with John Legend
Underwood and Legend partnered together for Underwood’s Christmas album, which debuted top of the charts. Underwood had nothing but good things to say about her duet partner.
“It’s kind of a thing, everybody in the music industry knows what everybody else is doing,” Underwood said. “It really is a small world that we live in. He heard that I was making a Christmas album so they sent over this song that he co-wrote. It was such a beautiful addition. I knew I wanted to sing it after the first time I listened to it. Of course, we asked him if he wanted to sing it with me. It was such a cool experience.”
She described Legend as the missing puzzle on her album. Fans will be treated to a live performance later this evening.
“I was deep into making the album, and this one kind of came in. He sent it to us kind of at the end. It was like, ‘Well, I love the song. I feel like this is a puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing, but now that I’ve heard it, I have to have it,’” Underwood said.