In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. VH1 Divas Live was created to support the channel's Save The Music Foundation and subsequent concerts in the series have also benefited that foundation. The VH1 Divas concerts aired annually from 1998 to 2004. After a five year hiatus, the series returned on September 17, 2009 with a younger-skewed revamp. The latest edition, VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, was recorded on December 18, 2011 and aired the next day on VH1, doubling the previous year's ratings. The next edition, which will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 16th 2012, will bring together some of the biggest names in dance music today to celebrate two of the greatest divas: Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.
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