VH1 Divas Adds Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and Funk Legend Bootsy Collins as Performers With

VH1 Divas Adds Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and Funk
 Legend Bootsy Collins as Performers With Appearances by La La Anthony, Jenna
 Dewan Tatum, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne

Red Carpet to be Live Streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16

VH1 "DIVAS" Hosted by Adam Lambert Airs Live Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --VH1's popular franchise "VH1 Divas"
announced today additional performers to join this year's LIVE dance music
tribute Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and funk legend
Bootsy Collins. In addition La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stacey Keibler,
NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne will make an appearance and
join the "VH1 Divas" dance party LIVE at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on
Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1. To purchase tickets for VH1 Divas please
visit http://on.vh1.com/DIVAStix.

This year "VH1 Divas" red carpet will be live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on
Sunday, December 16 from 7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT (#VH1DIVAS). The live stream will
provide fans an unfiltered front-row seat to all the red carpet action and
will feature real time interviews with entertainment's biggest stars.
Beginning Monday, December 17, fans can view a curated red carpet highlights
video on DIVAS.VH1.com.

In the spirit of celebration and appreciation VH1 Divas will include a tribute
to two divas we lost this past year, whose voices always lead us straight to
the dance floor, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. "VH1 Divas" is bringing
together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to
pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring
current and classic dance hits. Previous announced performers also include:
Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull along with Havana Brown as
House DJ/artist.

As in previous years, this edition of "VH1 Divas" will benefit theVH1 Save
The Music Foundation,a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping music
education alive in American public schools. 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 128 school districts around the country, impacting the
lives of over 2.1 million children. To purchase tickets to the VH1 Divas live
concert and Official After-party hosted by VH1 Divas and Foundation Ambassador
Jordin Sparks with special Guest DJs, The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe
and KISSetteplease visit http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/divas2012.

This year's sponsors for "VH1 Divas" include: AT&T, BURGER KING®, COVERGIRL,
FIAT®, GEICO, The Hershey Company and Old Navy.

VH1.com will be offering a complete second screen experience on desktop and
mobile, streaming LIVE from the red carpet and backstage so fans don't miss a
moment of the action. VH1.com will also host a live Twitter Tracker to keep
tabs on the up-to-the-minute social media action around the show, and the show
will be prominently featured in VH1's Co-Star application. For more
information about the show visit DIVAS.VH1.com, "Like" VH1 on Facebook, and
follow @VH1DIVAS on Twitter and use the hashtag #VH1DIVAS to talk about the
show.

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, Beyoncé, 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.

ABOUT VH1

VH1connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them
most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and
public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the
U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including
VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a
unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators
of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information,
go to www.vh1press.com or visit VH1.com, the VH1 Facebook page and @VH1 on
Twitter.

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: Mariah Carey, 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.



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