British singing sensation Leona Lewis and young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, will entertain guests at the Kongresshaus in Zurich and everyone watching the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala around the world on Monday, 11 January. This will be the first appearance at the Ballon d'Or Gala for both Leona Lewis and 2CELLOS, but the two acts are no strangers to international stardom and success.
Lewis made chart history as the first British female solo artist to debut at No1 in the US Billboard Album Chart. Her magical voice has melted the hearts of millions of music fans worldwide with hit singles such as “Bleeding Love” and “Better In Time”. Lewis has won numerous awards, broken chart records, sold millions of albums and performed all over the world.
2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral hit leading to a record deal with Sony Music Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock.
The two musical acts will perform during Monday evening's programme, hosted by Kate Abdo and James Nesbitt, when the stars of world football will come together to celebrate the past 12 months of the beautiful game and watch as the FIFA Púskas Award, the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, Men's and Women's World Coach of the Year, FIFA Fair Play Award and the FIFA Ballon d'Or prize itself will be handed out.
And do not forget, you can follow all the action at Monday's FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala right here on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel, from the exclusive press conference to the first red carpet arrivals, the Gala itself and the reactions afterwards.