After 10 years and more than 2,200 shows, MTV’s “Total Request Live” (TRL) is finally coming to an end, as previously reported, and they’ve lined up a slew of acts to go out with a bang.
MTV recently announced a huge line-up to perform for the show’s conclusion on Sunday, November 16th.
BeyoncÃƒÂ© will lead the way for the celebration, giving the live audience a glimpse into why she is one of the top selling artists of our time, while 50 Cent, the Backstreet Boys, and Fall Out Boy are all onboard as well.
“In retrospect, the name said it all: the total youth entertainment experience, shaped for the first time at the request of its audience, all going down live every day in Times Square and in homes across America,” said Brian Graden, President of Entertainment, MTV & VH1. “While MTV programming continues to break new ground, we knew we couldn’t rush ahead without pausing to celebrate this show, this experience, this daily thrill ride that became such a force in shaping the future web behaviors of millions of young people worldwide.”
“TRL has been a major part of MTV — and the world of music — for the last decade, and we’re pulling out all the stops for ‘Total Finale Live,'” added Dave Sirulnick, MTV Executive Vice President, News and Production. “One of the aspects we’re most proud of is TRL’s impact on pop culture, whether it was through exposing hundreds of artists to fans on a daily basis or foreshadowing what goes on in today’s online communities.”
“TRL” has also enlisted the show’s original host Carson Daly and current host Damien Fahey to helm the finale.
Over the years, the show has premiered several classic videos, such as Britney’s “…Baby One More Time,” Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills,” and even new hits such as Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.”
Its successful ten year run is closely attributed to the dedicated fans. Aside from the millions of votes cast for videos on the countdown, one mainstay has always been the fanatical crowds outside and inside the TRL studios, and the reaction that the show’s guests received when they waved to fans on the street. Many memorable moments took place outside of the studio, so MTV plans to take cameras down to the ground level of the epicenter of New York, Times Square, to hear from screaming, sign clutching fans and give them a few special surprise moments.
Aside from performers and countdowns, another “TRL” staple has always been the guest appearances and “Total Finale Live” will be no exception. Diddy, whose 36 appearances stands as the current record, will return to the studio once more, and Mariah Carey and her five octave voice will stop by to discuss the influence that “TRL” had on her mind-blowing career. Others who will stop by include Hilary Duff, Ludacris, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and Korn’s Jonathan Davis, who will all talk about their most memorable “TRL” moments.
The finale kicks off November 16th at 8:00pm ET/PT.