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VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert in 1998.wikipedia
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Mariah Carey

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On April 14, 1998, Carey partook in the VH1 Divas benefit concert, where she sang alongside Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, and Carole King.

Chain of Fools

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Live recordings have appeared on the albums Aretha in Paris (1968) and VH1 Divas Live (1998, with Mariah Carey).

Turn the Beat Around

She also sang the song as her opening performance in VH1's first ever Divas Live.

Heaven's What I Feel

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Estefan first performed the song at the 1998 VH1 Divas Live where she received a standing ovation for her performance; she also performed at the Studio 54 in New York City.

The Reason (Celine Dion song)

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Dion performed "The Reason" during her Let's Talk About Love Tour, and as a duet with Carole King on VH1 Divas and at the 48° Festival di Sanremo on 1998 in Italy.

Carole King

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The pair performed a duet on the first VH1 Divas Live benefit concert.

Faith Hill

2000 was an especially busy year for Hill; besides a successful tour with her husband, Hill was featured in a CBS television special, VH1's Behind the Music, VH1 Divas 2000, and the Lifetime cable channel's Intimate Portrait series.

Martin Lewis (humorist)

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The show was produced by Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, directed by Michael Simon and written by producer/writer Martin Lewis.
He was the writer of the 1998 VH1 Honors Awards – Divas Live - which launched the VH1's Divas franchise and featured Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, and Aretha Franklin.


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VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert in 1998.
In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert and featured the "divas" Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, and Celine Dion, and the "special guest" Carole King.

Brandy Norwood

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The same year, Norwood headlined VH-1's Divas Live '99, alongside Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, and Cher.

The Bitch Is Back

Turner also performed the song in her live show in the late 1970s, and with John at the 1995 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 and VH1 Divas Live '99.

Written in the Stars (Elton John and LeAnn Rimes song)

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The song was performed live at VH1 Divas Live 1999.

My Heart Will Go On

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In addition to Dion's Let's Talk About Love and the Titanic soundtrack, "My Heart Will Go On" appears on several other albums, including VH1 Divas Live, Au cœur du stade, All the Way... A Decade of Song, A New Day... Live in Las Vegas, Complete Best, My Love: Essential Collection, Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert, and Céline... une seule fois / Live 2013.


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Two months later, she sang on the television special VH1 Divas Live 2, which attracted 19.4 million viewers.

Believe (Cher song)

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While she would lip-sync the entire song on various television programs, she would only lip-sync the synthesized verses when performing on her Believe and Farewell tours, the Colosseum shows and on the 2002 edition of VH1 Divas Live.

My All

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Carey was one of the five featured performers at the 1998 VH1 Divas, where she sang "My All" as well as the dance remix.

Lisa Marie Presley

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Pat Benatar and Lisa Marie Presley performed at the VH1 Divas Duets, a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22, 2003, in Las Vegas.

Whitney Houston

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The show also paid tribute to the late music legends who died earlier that year: Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.
In 1999, Houston participated in VH-1's Divas Live '99, alongside Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, and Cher.

Mary J. Blige

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A CD/DVD of the concert was released later that year, but not all the performances or performers (most notably those of co-headliner Mary J. Blige) were included, due to various record label issues.
In April 2002, Blige performed with Shakira with the song "Love Is a Battlefield" on VH1 Divas show live in Las Vegas, she also performed "No More Drama" and "Rainy Dayz" as a duet with the returning Whitney Houston.

Make It Happen (Mariah Carey song)

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At the VH1 Divas taping in 1998, Carey was the opening performer of the event, and after "My All", her single at the time, she followed with "Make It Happen".

Shania Twain

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Twain's mainstream pop acceptance was further helped by her appearance in the 1998 first edition of the VH1 Divas concert where she sang alongside Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Carole King and Aretha Franklin, and also by VH1's 1999 heavily aired Behind the Music, which concentrated on the tragic aspects of her early life as well as her physical attractiveness and Nashville's early resistance to her bare-midriff music videos.


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She also joined Cher, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, and the Dixie Chicks for VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas.


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Anastacia joined Celine Dion, Shakira, Cher, Dixie Chicks, and Stevie Nicks for VH1 Divas Live in 2002 and she also contributed the song "Love Is a Crime" to the Chicago soundtrack.

You've Got a Friend

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"You've Got a Friend" was performed by Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, and Carole King at the VH1 Divas Live concert in Beacon Theatre, New York, 1998.