Jewel, Cleopatra To Play For Pope

Jewel and British teen pop outfit Cleopatra are among the artists who will be part of a very special Christmas show this weekend at the Vatican.

Those artists will join Ricky Martin and Joaquin Cortes on Saturday, December 19 for the sixth annual Concert For The Vatican, which will count Pope John Paul II among those in attendance.

The show will cap what has been a fruitful year for both Jewel and Cleopatra. In 1998, Jewel rode the success of her debut album into a book deal, a film role, and her sophomore record.

Meanwhile, Cleopatra scored three top five singles in the U.K. and turned up on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, the Brit Awards, and their own special on the Disney Channel.