Amber Riley, Ellie Kemper & More Join Line-Up of VH1 DIVAS, 12/16
Additional performers, presenters, special guests and sponsors will be announced as they are confirmed.
Premiering on VH1 in 1998, "Divas" became synonymous with some of the most memorable, live, female vocal performances in television history. The show quickly became a highly anticipated annual phenomenon, generating speculation among music fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year's telecast. Last year, the "Divas" paid tribute to the great cities of Soul Music including: Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia with "Divas Celebrates Soul" featuring Mary J, Blige, Kelly Clarkson , Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson , Jessie J, Chaka Khan , and Jill Scott . Previous featured performers over the years included Diana Ross , Tina Turner , Cher, Mariah Carey , Celine Dion ,Aretha Franklin , Mary J. Blige , Shania Twain, Faith Hill , Whitney Houston , Beyonce, Chaka Khan , Adele, Kelly Clarkson , Miley Cyrus , Jennifer Hudson , Leona Lewis , Jordin Sparks and numerous others have graced the "VH1 Divas" stage.
"VH1 Divas" is executive produced by Jesse Ignanovic for Den of Thieves and Rickey Minor . Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim are executive producers for VH1.
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ABOUT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America¹s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child¹s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 128school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. The 2013 Ambassador Class - dedicated to raising awareness and funds to benefit The Foundation - includes: MariahCarey, B.o.B., Ingrid Michaelson , Matchbox Twenty, Robin Thicke , LeAnn Rimes , Andy Grammer and Henrik Lundqvist . Get involved at http://www.vh1savethemusic.org and follow the foundation on twitter@vh1savethemusic.