Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Nona Gaye are among the artists who will reprise their contributions to the recent charity cover of Marv
Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Nona Gaye are among the artists who will reprise their contributions to the recent charity cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. The performance will serve as the finale of the event, airing live tomorrow (Dec. 4) at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Jermaine Dupri, who orchestrated the "What's Going On" sessions, will also be on hand to perform.
The performance commemorates Saturday's World AIDS Day 2001. Proceeds from the Columbia release of "What's Going On" benefit AIDS programs and funding advocacy campaigns around the world.
In other awards news, appearances are now confirmed from Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Linkin Park, Jill Scott, and Wayne Newton. They join previously announced appearances by Sting, Janet Jackson, Creed, Lifehouse, Blink-182, Pink, Joe, Aaron Carter, Godsmack, Mandy Moore, Ludacris, R. Kelly, Lil' Romeo, Lee Ann Womack, Jamie O'Neal, and Petey Pablo.
Comedian/actor Bernie Mac will host this year's event. Performances are confirmed from Keys, No Doubt, Incubus, 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy. Keys leads the field as a finalist in eight categories, including female artist of the year, new artist of the year, and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Right behind is Shaggy with nods in seven categories.