Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, & Jessie J Celebrate Soul with ‘VH1 Divas’

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“VH1 Divas” is getting a shot of soul. Powerhouse vocalists Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Jessie J, and more will bring down the house at this year’s show.

VH1’s beloved franchise returns to pay tribute to the cities where soul gave birth to music’s most powerful classics and inspired today’s divas. Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Jessie J, Kelly Clarkson, and Florence + The Machine will honor these cities and soul music’s timeless classics at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” premieres December 19 at 9 p.m. on VH1.

The cities honored include Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis, and Philadelphia. Back by The Roots and musical director ?uestlove, each diva will perform soul-inspired songs including some of the genre’s greatest classics.

“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 Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic. “This year’s ‘Divas’ offers a modern twist on soul music, all while tipping its hat to the legacy of key cities that created this musical heritage.”

Last year, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles joined forces to salute the troops.

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  1. OOL UH UH

    THIS IS WHAT THE EFF I”M TALKING ABOUT! Where is Badu, though? Lauryn? That would be perfection!!!!!!!


  2. Jane Doe

    I’m so there. Real singers. Love MJB, i wish they would have added A.Keys. *Yayyyyyyyyyyy*


  3. ed

    yes real singers. don’t eve know why they had Nicki on there last year. love Nicki rapping, but she cannot carry a note in a bucket


  4. KillBill

    If I had to choose my Divas will be;
    Jennifer Hudson
    Leona Lewis
    Lady Gaga
    Alicia Keys
    & Christina A.
    People that could sing!!!!!


    DaDonRoman Reply:

    @KillBill, Take Away Pink and GaGa and Add Marsha Ambrosius and Adele . You Can Also Substitute Leona Lewis for Tamia


    Not Needed Reply:

    @KillBill, Yeah but those are the obvious ones


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  6. MYLIFE2

    yes we getting a one album


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