VH1 is well on the way to making its Divas Holiday Special the musical staple that it once was.
Between the two iconic women, they have both released countless holiday albums and Carey is known as the Queen of Christmas with her top-selling single, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
This will be Carey’s third stint on “VH1 Divas” since its inception in 1998. After the announcement was made, Carey stated that she’s “thrilled” to perform for her fans and called the holiday season her “favorite and most festive time of the year.”
Miss LaBelle is no slouch either in the Christmas music credentials department with her two holiday projects; 1990’s This Christmas and 2007’s Miss Patti’s Christmas. Miss LaBelle is a Divas alum with her last appearance being in 2004 in Las Vegas with Jessica Simpson and Gladys Knight.
LaBelle expressed joy in a statement to Billboard saying:
“I’m so thrilled to share the VH1 Divas stage with Mariah, who is not only an incredible performer, but also my goddaughter.”
More performers are set to be announced at a later date.
After taking a four-year hiatus, the highly anticipated “VH1 Divas” special will tape on December 2 at the Kings Theatre in New York and the TV special is set to air on December 5 at 9/8c.
Announcement made by VH1 on Instagram:
Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with the quintessential queen of Christmas, @MariahCarey. The iconic songstress is slated to perform during #VH1Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night. #MariahCarey will be joined by a slew of other A-listers who will grace the VH1’s Divas stage (don’t worry, they’ll be announced shortly). “I’m thrilled VH1 asked me to return to the DIVAS stage this year,” Carey said. “The DIVAS special offers a wonderful opportunity to perform for my fans over the holidays, which is my favorite and most festive time of year.” For the FULL STORY click the link in the bio!
In the meantime, you can take a look back at some of Mariah Carey’s and Patti LaBelle’s performances here: