Kanye West, Rev.
Run, Young Jeezy, and Common will be joining Shakira, Fall Out Boy, All-American
Rejects, and Adam Levine to ring in the New Year with MTV.
New Year’s Eve on MTV has always meant showcasing the best new music for
our viewers,” said Dave Sirulnick, Executive VP, MTV News and Production.
“2005 is no different. With amazing performances by some of the biggest
artists from the past year, we will feature wall-to-wall music straight through
The show will be
hosted by the MTV VJs Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo, Quddus Phillippe, LA La
Vasquez, and Susie Castillio. The sponsors
for the show are Warner Bros. Pictures, GM (Pontiac) and Skechers.
rapper/actor Ludacris will also be joining in on the festivities.
The MTV crew followed
Ludacris to Mississippi, where he surprised some high school students devastated
by Hurricane Katrina with some early Christmas gifts.
A gift of $57,000
worth of band equipment was donated to the school from the Mr. Holland’s
Opus Foundation and the Grammy Foundation, MTV donated $10,000 for much needed
school supplies that were lost during the hurricane and $10,000 in scholarships
came from The Ludacris Foundation.
New Year of Music” airs on December 31, 2005 at 10:30pm ET, live from