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  • Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson + More Set for VH1 Divas Special

    Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:04:37

    Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson + More Set for VH1 Divas Special - "VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul" will air on Dec. 19

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    Divalicious.

    VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul will air Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 PM with some big name divas populating the annual special. This year's performers are Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Kelly Clarkson, and Jessie J with The Roots serving as the house band.

    The concert series will pay tribute to the "great cities of soul music," including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia.

    "This year's telecast will showcase the vast impact soul music has had on the 21st century's music and pop culture landscape as our talented and diverse lineup will attest," said VH1 and VH1 Classic's Original Music Production & Development EVP, Lee Rolontz.

    Each artist will perform her own hits along with some soul classics, hence Soul Divas!

    The Roots will serve as the house band (they do that on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, too!) with Questlove as musical director and the event will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which works to restore music education in public schools. Good music for a good cause.

    Who is your favorite diva?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.31.11



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