VH1 Confirms Initial 'Divas Live' Cast
Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Jill Scott will take the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the 2001 edition of "VH1 Diva's Live." As previously reported, "VH1 Diva's Live: The One And OnJanet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Jill Scott will take the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the 2001 edition of "VH1 Diva's Live." As previously reported, "VH1 Diva's Live: The One And Only Aretha Franklin," will air live on the cable music outlet April 10.
Although Mariah Carey was thought to be part of the line-up, her participation has not been confirmed. Additional male and female performers for the fourth annual benefit concert, proceeds of which are tabbed for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 16) via Ticketmaster.
Jackson was just honored by VH1 sister network MTV as its inaugural "mtvICON," taped last weekend in Culver City, Calif. That event will air tonight (March 13) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Franklin was among the original "VH1 Divas" performers, along with Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain. Blige joined Elton John, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, and Chaka Khan at the second installment. Last year's event took on a more specific focus, honoring Diana Ross. Carey, Hill, Donna Summer, actress Hilary Swank, RuPaul, Queen Latifah, and former Supremes singers Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne took part in that performance.