September 8, 2009

Jennifer Hudson joins ‘Divas’ lineup

Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has joined the lineup for this month's VH1 Divas concert lineup in New York, the network announced Tuesday.

Previously announced Divas include Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks and Miley Cyrus.

We are excited that Jennifer Hudson will share her award-winning talent with our 'VH1 Divas' audience next week. Adding Jennifer to our roster of young yet hugely successful performers guarantees that the show will truly be a night to remember, Tom Calderone, president of VH1, said in a statement. We can't wait for our viewers to enjoy the performances that will reflect the talent, hard work and tenacity that has come to define this new generation of divas.

Also slated to appear as special musical guests in the show are Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Etheridge.

Kathy Griffin, Toni Braxton, Ryan Kwanten, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port and the cast of the upcoming film Fame are to be presenters at the event, which Paul Abdul will preside over as host.

The VH1 Divas concert is to be televised live on VH1 Sept. 17.