Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup (Exclusive)

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Kelly Clarkson, Phillip Phillips This Close to Their Next No. 1 Hits

VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network’s annual Divas show.

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The artists join previously announced performers Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay homage to the most iconic divas of dance music, including the late Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. The celebration, hosted by American Idol diva Adam Lambert, will broadcast live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Havana Brown, whose “We Run the Night” featuring Pitbull reached No. 26 on Billboard’s Hot 100 earlier this year, will serve as the event’s house DJ.

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In keeping with tradition, tickets for VH1 Divas are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Save the Music Foundation. The VH1-backed charity is dedicated to keeping music education alive in American public schools and has provided more than $49.5 million new musical instruments to date.

In addition to performing, former Idol champ and Foundation Ambassador Sparks also will host the official afterparty with special guest DJs The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, and KISSette.

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