Drake, Ne-Yo Rockin’ in the New Year With Dick Clark
Drake and Ne-Yo have signed on to ring in 2011 on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011,’ which will air live from both coasts. Drizzy and Ne-Yo will perform from the West Coast on the three and a half hour special being co-hosted by Clark and Ryan Seacrest.
While seeing Drake and Ne-Yo may be more than enough for some fans, the night will be chalk full of other big name performances. Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie will host the Los Angeles feed, while Jenny McCarthy will hold down the fort from New York City’s Times Square. Willow Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Far East Movement, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield and Avril Lavigne, are just some of the other names slated to take the stage for the broadcast.
Now in its 39th year, the New Year’s Eve broadcast will be produced by both Clark and Seacrest. The television special will continue its tradition of featuring the countdown to the New Year from New York’s Times Square, but the celebration will continue well past the stroke of midnight, with ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011, Part 2,’ airing at 1:08 AM EST.
‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011, Part 1′ kicks off Dec. 31 at 11:30 PM EST on ABC.