Keke Palmer joins Derrick "D-Nice" Jones as co-host of MTV's live musical event "Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice" airing Saturday, April 25th at 10PM ET/PT
Special guest appearances by LL Cool J, Kelly Rowland, DJ Khaled, Common, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Donny Wahlberg, Fat Joe, Nicole Scherzinger, La La Anthony, Rita Ora, Pauly D, Steve Aoki, MJ Rodriguez, Liza Koshy, Downtown Julie Brown and many more
MTV brings back "Club MTV" for the first time in nearly 30 years to raise proceeds for Save the Music Foundation's effort to bring music programs to students in underserved communities severely impacted by COVID-19
New York, NY (April 24, 2020) - MTV today announced actress, musician and "GMA3: Strahan, Sara, and Keke" host Keke Palmer will join DJ Derrick "D-Nice" Jones to co-host the live, one-night musical event, "Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice." In the special edition of "Club MTV," Palmer and D-Nice will bring an exclusive, on-air dance party directly to living rooms, connecting music fans and celebrities through on-screen pop-ins and virtual dance challenges. The one-hour special - held in support of The Save The Music Foundation - airs live Saturday, April 25th at 10PM ET/PT on MTV, simulcasts across VH1 and MTV2, and will be livestreamed on PlutoTV.
Special guest appearances include friends LL Cool J, Kelly Rowland, DJ Khaled, Common, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Donny Wahlberg, Fat Joe, Nicole Scherzinger, La La Anthony, Rita Ora, Pauly D, Steve Aoki, MJ Rodriguez, Liza Koshy, and "Club MTV" original host Downtown Julie Brown, with more surprise special guests to come.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, MTV is bringing back "Club MTV" with D-Nice at the helm, evolving his groundbreaking Club Quarantine dance parties exclusively for MTV. Palmer, a skilled singer and dancer in her own right, will join him in the expansion after recently lighting up social media with her "True Jackson, VP" dance challenge. Viewers can join the conversation from the comfort of their homes by commenting and posting online with the hashtag #DanceTogether.
As a part of the #AloneTogether campaign, fans will be encouraged to #DanceTogether and donate to benefit Save The Music. The music education nonprofit is working rapidly to ensure students in underserved communities severely impacted by this pandemic have access to remote music education. All participants and viewers can donate by visiting savethemusic.org/dance or texting DANCE to 91999.
MTV's #AloneTogether is a global campaign that educates audiences on the importance of staying calm, connected and active while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Since its debut in 1987, "Club MTV" has featured celebrity cameos, pop culture moments and unforgettable performances from artists including The Ramones, Paula Abdul, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Harry, MC Hammer, Vanessa Williams, Vanilla Ice, and many more.
"Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice" is produced for MTV by MGM's Big Fish Entertainment. Elena Diaz and Candida Boyette-Clemons are executive producers for MTV. Derrick "D-Nice" Jones serves as an executive producer. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jordana Starr and Marta Ravin serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment.
MTV is the leading global youth media brand across every platform with operations that span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit focused on developing series for SVOD and linear distribution partners.
ABOUT KEKE PALMER:
Palmer is an actress, activist, music artist, host, author, humanitarian, and a passionate voice for her generation. Her new series, "Singled Out" based on the 90s hit MTV series launched on Quibi this April where she hosts opposite Joel Kim Booster. She recently starred in the 2019 blockbuster hit film "Hustlers," opposite Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B. Palmer's other feature film credits include box office mega-hit "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Joyful Noise," "Brotherly Love," and "Imperial Dreams," among others. She's also known for her work on the small screen with past TV credits including Lee Daniels' "Star," "Berlin Station," "A Trip to Bountiful," "Full Circle," "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," "Scream Queens," and a six- episode arc on the second season of "Masters of Sex." Keke is the founder of her own record label Big Bosses Ent and prolifically records and releases music, most recently the hit songs "Virgo Tendencies'' and "Sticky" for which she created the viral sensation "Sticky Dance Challenge." She can also be seen weekdays co-hosting ABC's popular daytime series "GMA3: Strahan, Sara, and Keke."
ABOUT SAVE THE MUSIC:
Save The Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps students, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. Founded in 1997, Save The Music partners with school districts and raises funds to restore music programs in public schools. Since inception, we have donated over $58 million worth of new musical instruments and technology to over 2,159 schools in 276 school districts around the country-impacting the lives of countless students. Learn more about us and our efforts at www.savethemusic.org.