News: Alicia Keys & John Legend Tapped To Perform At CNN "Heroes" Tribute
Friday, Nov 21, 2008 9:38AM
R&B superstars Alicia Keys and John Legend have been chosen to perform at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" set to air next week.
According to CNN, the show will be televised globally on Thanksgiving (November 27) from the popular Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California and pay homage to the network's top ten heroes of the year.
Keys is billed to set the show's theme with her smash hit "Superwoman" while Legend will team up with Los Angeles' Agape Choir to sing "If You're Out There."
The special will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and will feature such celebrity presenters as Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Forest Whitaker, Meg Ryan, Terrence Howard, Lucy Liu and Jessica Biel.
The night's highlight will center on the announcement of CNN's "Hero of the Year" decided upon by voters who cast their choices in a six-week poll on who influenced them the most over 2008. The winner will be awarded $100,000 with $25,000 going to the remaining nine.
"CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" is scheduled to air Thursday, November 27 at 9 p.m. EST on CNN.
In related news, Keys has also been tapped to peform at the American Music Awards (AMA) show this weekend in California.
According to Newsday, the Grammy-winning singer will headline the event and is expected to sing songs from her multi-platinum selling album As I Am including "No One," "Like You'll Never See Me Again" and "Teenage Love Affair."
Kanye West is also billed to peform.
Hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the AMAs will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater Los Angeles on Sunday, November 23.