Kanye West, Adam Levine, Shakira highlight MTV's New Year's Eve party

Monday, November 28th 2005, 11:02 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ MTV's annual New Year's Eve party from Times Square will feature musical performances by Kanye West, Adam Levine, Shakira and Fall Out Boy, the network announced on Monday.

The two-hour telecast, which begins at 10:30 p.m. ET (live) and PT (on tape), will have MTV VJ's Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo, Quddus Philippe, La La Vazquez and Susie Castillo as hosts.

Common, All-American Rejects and Young Jeezy will also perform. There will be an appearance by the Rev. Run and his family, MTV said.

``For years, New Year's Eve on MTV has always meant the best new music to our viewers,'' said David Sirulnick, executive vice president, MTV News and Production. ``2005 is no different, with amazing performances from some of the biggest artists from the past year. We will have wall-to-wall music straight through to 2006.''

MTV has been holding New Year's Eve parties since 1981. The first one was held at New York's Hotel Diplomat.