Get the champagne ready! Nelly is set to join Ryan Seacrest to help ring in 2021 on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 with returning hosts Lucy Hale, Billy Porter and Ciara. Nelly joined Seacrest on-air on Thursday, December 10, to share he'll be performing.
“It’s always a pleasure when I get to a chance to rock out on the New Year's Eve and hang out with the boys,” Nelly shared.
More performers are set to be announced.
Hosts Seacrest, Hale and Porter will hold down the fort socially safe and distanced in Times Square while Ciara will be in Los Angeles again. The countdown to 2021 kicks off on ABC at 8/7c on December 31.
That said, the annual event however is of course going to be closed to the public this year given the global COVID-19 pandemic and socially safe distance guidelines.
“2020 has been a trying year for the world and I’m thrilled to have Billy and Lucy join me in ushering in a new year with fresh beginnings,” Seacrest previously shared via press release. “We look forward to making sure it’s a night for everyone to remember.”
This year’s virtual celebration marks the 49th anniversary ofDick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eveand will continue to feature a bevy of live performances. Country croonerJessie James Deckerwill return as Powerball correspondent for the second year, revealing the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year winner just after midnight on January 1, 2021.
Stay tuned for more announcements to come!