Musical Guests Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young will perform
Jennifer Lopez, Bebe Rexha, Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Brett Young have all been added as performers on NBC’s New Year’s Eve. In addition to the incredible musical slate, Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen will host live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Lester Holt, from “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC,” will also appear on stage before the iconic ball drop.
Young will join previously announced performer Keith Urban live from the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event. The 10th annual Nashville New Year’s Eve event will take place near the Tennessee State Capitol at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The music-filled evening caps off with a Music Note Drop and fireworks to ring in the new year.
Lopez will perform “Limitless,” the anthem from her upcoming comedy feature film, Second Act, which arrives in theaters Friday, December 21st. Rexha will perform “Imagine” in Times Square at midnight.
The special will air Monday, December 31st from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown from 11:30 pm-12:30 am.
Prior to NBC’S New Year’s Eve, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will ring in the new year with A Toast to 2018, a star-studded New Year’s Eve primetime special highlighting the year’s biggest pop culture moments, videos and trends. An all-star cast of celebrities – from Michael Bublé and Ellie Kemper to Kenan Thompson and Busy Philipps – will dish on the most talked-about stories that made for an unforgettable 2018.
The two-hour special airs from 8-10 p.m. and will also feature interviews with Chrissy Metz, Jaimie Alexander, Howie Mandel, Melissa Rivers, Ryan Eggold, Savannah Guthrie, Giuliana Rancic, Jason Kennedy, Wanda Sykes, Johnny Weir, Carson Kressley, Al Roker, Lester Holt, Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, Craig Melvin, Keith Morrison, Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy, Dylan Dreyer, Brad Goreski, Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Loni Love and many more.