Mariah Carey Taps Jay-Z, 98 Degrees For "Homecoming" Concert

Less than a week after being named the Artist Of The Decade at Wednesday night's nationally televised "Billboard" Music Awards, songstress Mariah Carey will return to the airwaves for a concert special in which she'll be joined by Jay-Z, 98 Degrees, Da Brat, and DJ Clue.

Dubbed "Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special," the one-hour show is slated to air on the Fox network on December 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Carey taped the performances a few weeks ago at the gymnasium of her former junior high school, located in Greenlawn, New York.

In attendance to the musical guests, the Carey concert special was attended by students from the school as well as children from her Camp Mariah program, a charity dedicated to inner-city kids.

The special also features interviews with Carey's former principal, teachers, and old classmates, and in a statement announcing the "Homecoming" show, the singer said that she was inspired to return to her old school because of the outbreak of violence and

trouble at schools this past year, including the April shooting at Columbine High School.

"I have such vivid memories of junior high and high school and how hard it is just to exist from day to day," Mariah wrote. "But I feel it's important to relay the message that anything is possible if you find an inner peace which allows you to overcome any obstacle."

Mariah Carey's newest album, "Rainbow," is currently number twelve on the "Billboard" album chart and has already been certified triple platinum.