The singer will join Bono, Sir Elton John, Blake Shelton, and Mandy Moore among the music stars taking part in the two-hour charity fundraiser, which will air in America on Thursday night (26May16).

They will join Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Emma Thompson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Liam Neeson, and others participating in the second annual event, which will feature comedy skits, musical performances and short films, all intended to raise awareness about the plight of children in need around the world.

Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson will host this year's festivities.

Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 and the initiative has already raised more than $23 million (GBP15.7 million).

The event launched in the U.K. over three decades ago and has raised more than $1 billion.