John Legend has been tapped to appear on the upcoming BET Quincy Jones TV special.
Legend will be joined by several other A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder and more on Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones, which is set to air December 9th at 8 p.m. ET on BET.
According to Rolling Stone, the two-hour special was produced by Ken Ehrlich and was taped in September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The show will examine Jones’ career as a go-to hitmaker, as well as his “contributions to film and television, work as a humanitarian, his contributions to jazz and success as a producer, highlighting his relationship with Michael Jackson.”
The show will feature musical performances from Legend and Wonder, as well as Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Sam Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor and Ne-Yo.
Winfrey, Smith, Chapelle, Usher, LL Cool J, Danny Glover, Ludacris and Jones’ daughter Rashida Jones, will share stories about the legendary musician/producer.
“For most of my life, the name Quincy Jones has represented excellence in nearly every part of the American musical landscape,” Ehrlich said in a statement. “To be able to celebrate his remarkable achievements in a two-hour television event has been one of the great joys of my life, and I have no doubt that viewers of all ages and backgrounds will relate to the musical highlights of this amazing man.”
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