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NBC rings in 2017 with 'NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly' featuring performance by Jennifer Lopez

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Thu, Dec 29th 2016 07:00 am
`NBC's New year's Eve with Carson Daly.`
"NBC's New year's Eve with Carson Daly."

Hosted by Daly with Mel B from the heart of Times Square, annual Dec. 31 special will feature performances from Alicia Keys, Pentatonix & Blake Shelton

NBC will celebrate the new year with "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly," set for Saturday, Dec. 31, live from Times Square in New York (11:30 p.m. ET.) The broadcast will feature special performances from musical superstars Alicia Keys, Pentatonix and Blake Shelton. Mel B will host with Daly.

"New Year's Eve is always a thrilling night to broadcast live from Times Square. The excitement of the ball dropping, great music and millions of friends and families coming together to celebrate is incomparable," Daly said. "This will be my 14th year on NBC ringing in the new year in Times Square, and there's no place I'd rather be."

Daly is a pioneer of pop culture across a multitude of media, including network television, radio, the recording industry and digital. He is host of the NBC hit series "The Voice." Daly's long-running late-night NBC series, "Last Call With Carson Daly," is currently in its 16th season, and he continues to host his top-rated morning-drive radio program on 97.1 AMP-FM Los Angeles.

Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as the iconic Mel B of the Spice Girls, is a chart-topping music artist, actress, author, television personality and groundbreaking entrepreneur. Brown has found a home on television across the globe. She will return next summer as a judge on NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent," has also appeared as a judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., as co-host of "Lip Sync Battle U.K." and as a coach on Australian spinoff "The Voice Kids."

Mel B's brash persona was at the core of the Spice Girl's global success, racking up worldwide record sales of $55 million, a Guinness Book of World Records status for most No. 1 entries on the U.K. charts and most consecutive No. 1s for a new act.

On the stage, Brown will join the Broadway production of "Chicago" for an eight-week run beginning Dec. 28. She previously headlined as Mimi in the Broadway production of "Rent."

Jennifer Lopez added to 'NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly'

Lopez to bring special performance from her Las Vegas Show 'Jennifer Lopez: All I Have' at the AXIS Theater in Planet Hollywood

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez will join "NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly." The telecast will feature a performance from Lopez's critically acclaimed and record-setting headlining residency in Las Vegas, "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have."

The recent winner of the Best of Vegas Award for "Best Production Show" by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "All I Have" is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans, featuring a five-piece live band, 14 dancers and Lopez's fierce talent on stage each night. The show will run through 2018.

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