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Halo Awards Going To Concert Format

Nickelodeon and TeenNick’s annual Halo Awards will morph into a one-hour concert event to premiere across several Nick networks on Nov. 30.

The Nick Cannon-produced Halo Awards telecast, which recognizes real-life kids doing extraordinary things in their communities, will feature musical performances from Jessie J (pictured), Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith and The Vamps, said network officials. Previous Halo Awards telecasts featured a traditional awards-based format.

Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. will telecast the sixth annual Halo Awards telecast, while Nick.com, and the Nick App will live stream the event, said network officials.

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