Montell Jordan To Host "Motown Live," Prepares New Album

Montell Jordan is currently preparing to release his fourth album, "Get It On Tonight…," but that's not all the singer has in the works.

Jordan is going to be the new host for the performance based TV show, "Motown Live." He has already taped performances by a diverse list of artists including James Brown, K-Ci & JoJo, the Temptations, George Johnson of the Brothers Johnson and Snoop Dogg.

Jordan tells the MTV Radio Network that he hopes the show will turn fans of old-school soul and R&B on to some of the newcomers, while exposing some of the legends to a younger audience. "I'm the guy right now, set in the industry to try and bridge the gap between our living legends and our new school artists that are trying to follow in their footsteps."

Jordan added he will not be among the show's performers. "I have no intention of performing on that show whatsoever," he explained. "For

me it's kinda like, when I see Brandy on stage, I like to see Brandy, and when I see 'Moesha' on television, I like to see Moesha acting." [RealAudio]

Even if you won't be hearing Jordan's new music on "Motown Live," you will be able to check it out when "Get It On Tonight…" is released on November 9. The title track, which will be the first single, will be hitting airwaves by the end of the month.

Check local listings for "Motown Live" air dates and times.