Pharrell Williams, Nicole Kidman in Shanghai for Singles Day Gala

By Bridget O'Donnell, November 11, 2017

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Celeb alert! Shanghai's got some major stars in town this weekend.

Alibaba brought out some mega-stars for last night's insane Singles Day Gala at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena, with Pharrell Williams, Nicole Kidman, Maria Sharapova, Jessie J, Zhang Ziyi and Kris Wu all making appearances along with Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma

Alibaba Sells Record-Breaking ¥10 Billion in 3 Minutes for Singles Day
Nicole Kidman introduces Jack Ma

Alibaba Sells Record-Breaking ¥10 Billion in 3 Minutes for Singles Day
Pharrell Williams performs with Karen Mok

Maria Sharapova in Shanghai

Williams and Wu teamed up to perform a special song titled "Double 11." Here's a sampling of the actual lyrics:

You are not alone

You may think you are just home

Something you all should know

You can do wonders

It's shiyi shiyi

If you could believe

You can do it, keyi

Change the world with renminbi

There's strength in numbers

It's shiyi shiyi

Watch the full thing below (VPN off):

Some other highlights included Jessie J singing "Price Tag" (the irony!)...

Jessie J sings Price Tag at Singles Day Gala

Nicole Kidman speaking Chinese:

And Jack Ma debuting this six-minute kung-fu style video:

The e-commerce giant has already smashed 11/11 records, selling a whopping RMB10 billion (USD1.5 billion) in the first three minutes of the shopping holiday.

We've compiled some amazing 11/11 deals here.

[Images via China Daily]

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