Rap sensation Drake, pop punk Avril Lavigne and R&B stars Jennifer Hudson and NE-YO will be helping Americans ring in the New Year (11) when they take to the stage for a special TV broadcast on 31 December (10).
The stars will all be a part of DICk Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011, a bi-coastal holiday celebration also featuring appearances from Willow Smith, Natasha Bedingfield and Jason Derulo.
Seacrest will present some of the acts live from New York's Times Square with Jenny MCCarthy, while Black Eyed Peas star Fergie will host the Hollywood portion of the party from Los Angeles.