Katy Perry to Perform in Alibaba's 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration
American pop star Katy Perry will be performing in China next month for a concert sponsored by online shopping platform T-mall.
The singer is set to perform at a gala event to kick off Alibaba Group's 11.11. Global Shopping Festival in Shenzhen on the night of Nov.10, the China Entertainment News reported.
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She is expected to sing her latest single Rise at the star-studded celebration, called 11.11. Countdown Gala Celebration.
Furthermore, the e-commerce giant also named Perry as its global ambassador, promoting the gala across the world and bring attention to China's largest shopping day of the year, according to the Marketing.
"Katy Perry uses her music to inspire positivity among her audience," Alibaba said in a statement, adding that her international profile "perfectly fits the theme of the 11.11 gala."
Katy Perry, on the other hand, expressed her excitement for the upcoming event in a video interview.
"I am so excited to be the ambassador for the Tmall Double 11 Festival. Very exciting! I would like to invite you to the show on 10 November in Shenzhen. For those who can't make it, you can watch it on Zhejiang TV."
The Roar hitmaker is known in China as Shui Guo Jie, which means "Fruit Sister," because of her brightly colored ensembles. That popularity drew her to China the first time in 2015, which she held concerts in Guangzhou, Macau, and Shanghai as part of her Prismatic World Tour, Alizila reported.
Meanwhile, Hollywood producer David Hill, famous for his works on the Oscars, NFL Super Bowls, and reality singing competition American Idol, has also been reportedly tapped to direct the show. Alibaba is yet to release the list of stars expected to perform.
Last year's gala was held at the Water Cube in Beijing. The show was graced by the presence of international celebrities including American singer Adam Lambert, British actor Daniel Craig, Chinese boy band TFBOYS, Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai, and Korean pop star Rain.