'VH1 Divas' line-up: Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson and Jessie J will all gather on Dec. 19 to give lip service to the cities where soul music was born. The cities slated for honors include Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia.
The Roots will serve as the evening's backup band with drummer Questlove doing double duty as the night's musical director.
Previous divas include Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Cher, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Chaka Khan, Adele.