Kate Ward
July 06, 2009 AT 11:50 PM EDT

Today, the Jackson family released the names of performers, politicians and friends who will take part in the late singer’s July 7th memorial service. The preliminary list includes Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

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