VH1’s annual VH1 Divas special this December will pay homage to dance music with a special tribute to R&B/Dance music legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, the network announced Thursday.
The Dec. 16 live show will be hosted by American Idol contestant Adam Lambert and will feature appearances by Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks, according to network officials. As with past VH1 Divas specials, the Dec. 16 event will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which to date 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, said the network.
“We are extremely thrilled to have the extraordinarily talented Adam Lambert as our 2012 VH1 Divas host, says Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic in a statement. “The world has truly been inspired by dance music and what better way for VH1 to pay tribute than by honoring legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer through song and dance.”