BLACK VOICES
12/08/2011 02:50 pm ET Updated Feb 07, 2012

'VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul': Anita Baker & Mavis Staples Added To List Of Performers

Today it was announced that Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi will join the list of performers scheduled to hit the stage at this year's annual "VH1 Divas" event.

Aside from the aforementioned names, this year's show will also feature Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J. and Jill Scott all paying homage to the cities that have had a significant impact on Soul music including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia.

Other performers include Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy. Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony will also participate as presenters.

"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" will live stream on VH1.com on December 18 from 5-7pm ET and airs on December 19 at 9pm on VH1.