The 50th-anniversary show for the annual New Year's tradition will include more than five hours of performances.
LOS ANGELES -- Get ready to celebrate the countdown to 2022!
Producers announced Friday that Ja Rule and Ashanti will be performing from Times Square in the star-studded lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022."
Hip-hop superstar LL Cool J was slated to give a performance of his iconic hits from Times Square just before midnight but dropped out after testing positive for COVID-19, producers told ABC Owned TV Stations.
Chlöe, Journey and KAROL G will also perform from New York City, and co-host Billy Porter will deliver his new single from New Orleans. AJR, Avril Lavigne and Big Boi are among the L.A. party performers.
More than five hours of performances will energize the show's 50th-anniversary celebration. Additional performances will be announced in the lead-up to Dec. 31.
Here's what we know about the performances:
Returning host Ryan Seacrest will be joined by the other co-hosts across America: Liza Koshy from Times Square in New York City, Porter from New Orleans, Ciara from Los Angeles and Roselyn Sanchez from Puerto Rico the inaugural destination for the show's first Spanish-language countdown.
DJ D-Nice will also join the show from Los Angeles, and country artist Jessie James Decker is returning for her third year as the show's Powerball correspondent.
Don't miss "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022" on Friday, Dec. 31, on ABC.