"VH1 Divas" Danced The Night Away With Powerhouse Performances By Host Adam Lambert And Many More

 "VH1 Divas" Danced The Night Away With Powerhouse Performances By Host Adam
                            Lambert And Many More

Additional Performances by Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Ciara,
Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona, Metric, Pitbull, Natasha
Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Bootsy Collins, Paloma Faith, Iggy Azalea,
Along With Havana Brown as House DJ/Artist

"VH1 Divas" Included Special Musical Tributes to Legends Whitney Houston and
Donna Summer

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1's beloved franchise "VH1 Divas"
caught dance fever  at the L.A. Shrine Auditorium Sunday night for a live,
concert event filled with performances, theatrics, and a roster of musicians
and actors ready to boogie down to benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
The star-studded affair incorporated performances from today's biggest hits
and dance classics by host Adam Lambert, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato,
Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, and was accompanied by House DJ Havana Brown.

The evening included an incredible line-up of performers ready to shake their
groove thing for a good cause, including Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson,
Ledisi, Melanie Fiona,

VH1 "You Oughta Know" Artist Metric, Paloma Faith, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, and
Bootsy Collins. Special appearances by L.A. Reid, Amber Riley, Ellie Kemper,
Elisha Cuthbert, Kat Graham, Kelly Osbourne, NeNe Leakes, Stacy Keibler, Jenna
Dewan Tatum, Brandy, Paula Abdul, Sheila E. and La La Anthony  rounded out the
disco-themed night.

Adam Lambert kicked off the night with a cabaret themed "Let's Dance,"
followed by a special introduction to Kelly Clarkson's latest single "Catch My
Breath." With a genuinely enthusiastic Kelly Osbourne introducing one of her
favorite groups "Blondie," VH1 You Oughta Know artist Metric brought the house
down with their rendition of "Heart of Glass." Donning a studded jacket and
rocker attitude, Miley Cyrus commanded the room with her vivacious delivery of
"Rebel Yell" by rock god Billy Idol.

Newly inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, diva legend Donna Summer
created some of the biggest dance hits guaranteed to get the crowd going.
Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert, and Keri Hilson paid tribute to one of the greats
with a musical medley of "I Feel The Love," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard The
Money," "Love To Love You Baby," "Hot Stuff," and "Last Dance." An emotional
Brandy introduced Jordin Sparks, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona for a power-driven
tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The trio dazzled with an electric
performance of "I'm Every Woman," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "It's Not
Right, But It's Okay," and "How Will I Know."

After two hours of non-stop dancing and entertainment, Pitbull closed the show
in style with his hit "Don't Stop The Party," leaving the night on a high
note.

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.

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

Visit DIVAS.VH1.com and Twitter at @VH1 and #VH1DIVAS for more information.

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" saluted the armed forces with "The USO
Presents: 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" with Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj,
Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Paramore and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. 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 Greg Sills for Chloe Productions and Lee
Rolontz, Rick Krim for VH1.

ABOUT VH1
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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. Connect with
VH1 at VH1.com.

ABOUT VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools,
and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's
complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $48
million in new musical instruments to 1,800 public schools in more than 100
cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.8 million children.
The 2012 Ambassador Class - dedicated to raising awareness and funds to
benefit The Foundation - includes: Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry, Gavin Rossdale,
AJ McLean, Vanessa Carlton, Matthew Morrison, Daughtry and Lupe Fiasco.Get
involved at www.vh1savethemusic.com and follow us on twitter
@vh1savethemusic.

Contacts: Jake Slane Nyle
Washington
 
310-752-8370212-846-5576
 Jake.Slane@vh1.com
Nyle.Washington@vh1staff.com

 Toni Herron
Scott Acord

212-846-7528310-752-8075
 Toni.Herron@vh1.com 
Scott.Acord@vh1.com

SOURCE VH1

Website: http://www.vh1.com
 
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