Academy Award nominated actress and Grammy winning rapper, Queen Latifah will host this year’s sixth annual VH1 Divas event, “VH1 Divas Duets,” live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Thursday, May 22, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Continuing in the “Divas” tradition, VH1 will be bringing together some of the biggest names in music today for an exclusive, high-voltage night of unforgettable performances by Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, and Jewel. VH1 Divas events have always provided unique duets and this years show will place even more emphasis on that as we pair together artists to create outstanding performances. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
VH1’s “Divas” specials raise funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music programs in America’s public schools, and to raising awareness of the positive impact that music participation has on students. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $25 million worth of musical instruments has been donated to 1000 public schools in 75 cities, improving the lives of more than 500,000 children.
“VH1 Divas Duets” is sponsored by Heineken, Cover Girl, Mercedes-Benz USA, Infusium 23, Aquafina, Hydrience by Clairol, Chrysler, McDonald’s, Crest Rejuvenating Effects.
“VH1 Divas Duets” is executive produced by Greg Sills and Lee Rolontz; producer Paul Flattery; director Louis J. Horvitz; lighting director Bobby Dickinson; set designer Keith Raywood.