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Show host, John Legend, is photographed on stage at Royal Albert Hall for Global Citizen Prize on Dec. 13, 2019.
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Global Citizen Prize, With John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Johnson, Chris Martin, & More, Makes Global TV Debut

Global Citizen Prize aired Friday night on NBC, making the awards show’s worldwide broadcast debut. 

People across the US tuned in to the broadcast to see stunning music performances from Jennifer Hudson, Stormzy, John Legend, Sting, and special guests Chris MartinH.E.R. and Jorja Smith.

Activists and leaders were honored for their contributions in the effort to end extreme poverty. The Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed won the prize for World Leader of the Year for her work to promote the Sustainable Development Goals around the world. Sting won Artist of the Year prize for his decades of work to preserve the rainforests.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya was honored as Business Leader of the Year for his work to improve the lives of refugees through his business and around the world. Filmmaker and activist Richard Curtis won Global Citizen of the Year for his work to promote the Global Goals. And Priya Prakesh, a 28-year-old woman from India, won the Cisco Youth Leadership Award for founding HealthSetGo, a health program for students in India

According to Deadline, more than 2 million viewers tuned into the NBC broadcast, which kicked off a series of airings around the world. The show aired on SKY in the UK on Saturday, with it set to air on MSNBC, MTV, and Multichoice networks through the rest of December.

Find more information on how you can watch Global Citizen Prize here.

Here’s a round-up of the best reactions and coverage of the awards show so far.