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BET AWARDS 2014 LA: MARY J. BLIGE, MAXWELL, JILL SCOTT, A$AP ROCKY, RICK ROSS, TREY SONGZ, JENNIFER HUDSON, K. MICHELLE, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, TAMAR BRAXTON, TY DOLLA $IGN AND AUGUST ALSINA ANNOUNCED AS THE FIRST GROUP OF ARTISTS JOINING THE BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE 2014 WITH STAPLES CENTER PERFORMANCES JUNE 27 – 29, 2014



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BET Networks makes its yearly return to Los Angeles for the City of Angels’ biggest music festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 27 – 29, 2014. Teaming up with AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature three days of music and comedy concerts, “106 & PARK” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances.

STAPLES Center will be the home of three nights of concerts featuring the hottest and most popular artists performing today beginning Friday, June 27 when GRAMMY® Award winning artists Maxwell and Jill Scott join Marsha Ambrosius to start the highly anticipated weekend with soul stirring performances. A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, K. Michele, Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina are the first group of artists announced for STAPLES Center’s stage for Saturday, June 28 plus a very special hip hop reunion you won’t want to miss! Closing the weekend festivities on Sunday, June 29, will be the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, GRAMMY® Award winning artist Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, GRAMMY® Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson and Tamar Braxton.

“The BET Experience was a major success with over 100,000 attendees and we are thrilled to return to the City of Los Angeles during “BET AWARDS” weekend,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “This year we will again provide a weekend filled with music, entertainment, and culture and are excited to once again partner with AEG to pull off another BET Experience.”

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Single day tickets and 3-day packages for the STAPLES Center concerts go on sale Friday, March 14, 2014. Single day STAPLES Center concert tickets are priced as low as $59.50, $99.50 and $149.50 while 3-day STAPLES Center Concert ticket packages are $199.00, $299.00 and $399.00.

Gold and Diamond VIP Packages: To have exclusive access to the best seats and roll like a true VIP throughout the weekend, a limited number of VIP Packages are available. Both the Gold and Diamond VIP Packages include the only public access to purchasing “BET Awards” tickets. Get the best of everything with the Diamond Package that includes hospitality throughout the weekend, a special “BET Awards” red carpet experience and much more! For information about ticket sales, VIP Packages, accommodations and the latest news about the BET Experience, visit http://www.BET.com/EXPERIENCE

In addition to concerts, comedy shows and the “BET Awards,” the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature:

BET Experience Fan Fest: An interactive expo that invites guests to engage with their favorite BET shows, talent and brands through exhibits, demonstrations and giveaways. The fan fest is free to the public and features a BET and Centric Pavilions, a music stage, celebrity basketball game, beauty makeovers plus a signature food experience.

“106 & PARK” Stage: “106 & PARK” brings the livest audience to their exclusive stage in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE throughout the weekend with free musical performances, new talent showcases and celebrity appearances.

Music Matters Stage: Showcases emerging artists associated with the BET Music Matters initiative.

GRAMMY® Museum Exhibit: A special curated exhibit of past “BET Awards” Lifetime Achievement Honorees will be presented at L.A. LIVE’s GRAMMY® Museum during the weekend.

Genius Talks: BET presents celebrity-filled seminars featuring real talk on money, culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and relationships at the adjacent Los Angeles Convention Center.

After Parties: The hottest late-night VIP parties featuring great DJ’s, celebrity appearances and much more at a variety of the most exclusive venues.

The official host hotels for the BET Experience are the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will offer special rates to visitors at more than 20 other hotels in the downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills areas.

BET Experience at L.A. LIVE partners include the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, The City of Los Angeles, and The GRAMMY® Museum.

All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE can be found at BETExperience.com. Guests can purchase tickets and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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Soul Train Awards 2013 Nominee Kendrick LamarSoul Train Awards Nominees 2013 Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack, Miguel & Justin Timberlake Follow


The Los Angeles rapper lands six nominations for the annual award show set to tape on Nov. 8th in Las Vegas


Kendrick Lamar is certainly in control.

The West coast rapper leads all nominees for the 2013 Soul Train Awards with six nods in categories such as Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and the coveted Album of the Year.

Over the past year, Lamar has had an outstanding run following the release of his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city-- undoubtedly placing him at the table with hip-hop heavyweights.

Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and the lone lady Tamar Braxton follow behind Lamar with five nominations apiece spanning the categories of The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Best Collaboration, Best Dance Performance and more.

Anthony Anderson will serve as this year's host as the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards head back to Las Vegas on Nov. 8. The show will air Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST on Centric and BET.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

Best New Artist
Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award
Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
Break Every Chain - Tasha Cobbs
Confessions- Lecrae
Every Praise - Hezekiah Walker
God Will Make Away - Shirley Caesar
If He Did It Before…Same God - Tye Tribbett
Life & Favor - John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Bad - Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
High School - Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Power Trip - J. Cole feat. Miguel
Started From the Bottom - Drake

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Chrisette Michelle
Fantasia
Janelle Monáe
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z
The Side Effects of You - Fantasia
Unapologetic - Rihanna

Song of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Diamonds -Rihanna
Fine China – Chris Brown
Love and War – Tamar Braxton
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Body Party - Ciara
Fine China – Chris Brown
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
Treasure – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make
Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down
J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Differentology - Bunji Garlin
The Fog - Machel Montano
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Personally - P-Square
Ur Waist – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Jose James - Trouble
Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)
Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life
George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Ashanti - Never Should Have
Brian McKnight - Sweeter
Kenny Lattimore - Find A Way
Maysa - Love Me Good
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Connection
Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie

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Soul Train Awards 2013 Nominees

BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 and Real Husbands of Hollywood Premiere Tuesday, October 15th Beginning at 8 P.M. ET/PT BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 and Real Husbands of Hollywood Premiere Tuesday, October 15th Beginning at 8 P.M. ET/PT“Scandal” Season 3 Premiere Airs Wednesday, October 16th at 10 P.M. ET/PT BET hosts two nights of big laughs, bigger drama and the biggest stars with the premieres of Hip Hop Awards 2013, Real Husbands of Hollywood and the season three BET premiere of SCANDAL.

Who says hip hop doesn’t have a sense of humor? Uncle Snoop flexes his funny bone taking center stage as host of Hip Hop Awards 2013. Premiering Tuesday, October 15th at 8 P.M. ET/PT, Hip Hop Awards 2013 celebrates the year in hip hop music with performances from rap’s elite including Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Future, Meek Mill, Diddy, Rick Ross and more. A surprise reunion from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony brought the crowd to its feet while rap icon MC Lyte was the recipient of the prestigious “I Am Hip Hop” award.


It wouldn’t be the Hip Hop Awards without the ever popular cyphers including a special treat from the Real Husbands of Hollywood, but the hilarity from Kevin Hart and the gang doesn’t stop there.

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Directly following the show is season two of the uproariously funny Real Husbands of Hollywood with back-to-back episodes beginning at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. The stakes are higher now with new players in the game causing they guys’ egos to swell from boys to mitches. Featuring an all-star supporting cast including Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Duane Martin, Nelly and Cynthia Kay McWilliams - the upcoming season promises cameos from Hollywood’s biggest names including Katie Couric, Khloe Kardashian-Odom, Kris Jenner, Conan O’ Brien, Wanda Sykes, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Kelly Rowland, Anthony Anderson and more.The drama doesn’t end there. Missed last week’s season three premiere episode of SCANDAL? Don’t worry. “We Got You.” Gladiators unite as BET re-airs the episode Wednesday, October 16th beginning at 10 P.M. ET/PT. Catch up on all the drama from Olivia Pope & Associates in the explosive episode from the hit ABC drama.

If you missed the “BET Hip Hop Awards,” catch encore performances on Thursday, October 17th at 9 P.M. ET/PT, Saturday, October 19th at 10 P.M. ET/PT and Friday, October 25th at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

For video sneak peeks and first looks of ”The Real Husband of Hollywood”, “Hip Hop Awards” and “Scandal”visit their official pages respectively at BET.com/RHOH, BET.com/HHA and BET.com/Scandal.Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at facebook.com/BETRealHusbands and facebook.com/HipHopAwards Also, join the conversation about the shows on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETRealHusbands, #HipHopAwards and #ScandalBET; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BETRealHusbands and@HipHopAwards.

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BET HIPHOP AWARDS 2013 BACK IN ATLANTA WITH A BRAND NEW HOST UNCLE SNOOP PREMIERING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th 8:00 PM




rawdoggtv.com Same great city with an exciting new host - this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg, respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as “Uncle Snoop”! With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. BET Networks made the announcement Thursday, August 22nd on “106 & PARK’s” annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” nomination special. This is the first time Uncle Snoop has hosted the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.”

“I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,’ ” said Snoop. “We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?! I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”

The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in studio and promised that this year’s show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture. In its eighth year, the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” (#hiphopawards) returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 and premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.* bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

“Snoop is a pop culture icon who has millions of fans around the world. We are thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013’ and bring his unique blend of humor, wit, credibility and fun to the show. Get ready for something you’ve never seen!” - Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.

Also, the highly anticipated “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year’s show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year. Additionally, the “I AM HIP HOP” award will be presented by Sprite. bethiphopawards2007.blogspot.com

Official sponsors of the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” include Sprite, Toyota and Reese’s.
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

“BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries. http://bethiphopawards2007blog.com

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FULL LIST OF “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” NOMINEES**

Best Hip Hop Video
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o Drake – Started From The Bottom
o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
o Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
o Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad

Best Live Performer
o 2 Chainz
o J. Cole
o JAY Z
o Kendrick Lamar
o Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
o J. Cole
o Drake
o JAY Z
o Kendrick Lamar
o Wale

Video Director of the Year
o Scout & A$AP Ferg
o Benny Boom
o Director X
o Dre Films
o Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
o DJ Drama
o DJ Envy
o DJ Funkmaster Flex
o DJ Khaled
o DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
o J. Cole
o Hit-Boy
o DJ Mustard
o Mike WiLL Made It
o Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
o 2 Chainz
o J. Cole
o Drake
o JAY Z
o Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year
o Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
o Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
o Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
o Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
o Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year
o J. Cole – Born Sinner
o JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
o Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
o Nas – Life Is Good
o Wale – The Gifted

Who New? Rookie of the Year
o Action Bronson
o A$AP Ferg
o Earl Sweatshirt
o Joey Bada$$
o Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year
o Diddy
o JAY Z
o Kendrick Lamar
o T.I.
o Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award
o 2 Chainz
o A$AP Rocky
o JAY Z
o Kendrick Lamar
o Nicki Minaj
o Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site
o Allhiphop.com
o Complex.com
o GlobalGrind.com
o RapRadar.com
o WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger
o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
o Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib)
o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
o Trinidad Jame$ - All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Best Mixtape
o Big Sean – Detroit
o Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
o Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
o Stalley – Honest Cowboy
o Trinidad Jame$ - Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
o Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
o Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
o Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
o Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
o Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track
o J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
o JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Same Love
o Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
o Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD

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People’s Champ Award
o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
o Drake – Started From The Bottom
o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us

About Snoop Dogg (“Uncle Snoop”)
An entertainment icon and with more than 20 years in the business, Snoop continues to pave the way in the hip-hop industry, serving as a mentor to many new and established artists. Being the trendsetter he is, Snoop stands at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning and multi-platinum albums and songs, critically acclaimed films and television shows, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop defines hip-hop history. He’s set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop’s produced chart-topping hits including “Gin & Juice,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs,” “Sensual Seduction” and “I Wanna Rock.” He continues to awe millions of fans around the world with innovative initiatives, including his recent Coachella performance with longtime friend Dr. Dre and the infamous Tupac hologram, as well as releasing one of the most popular celebrity mobile apps Snoopify, reaching nearly one million users within the first week. Through his film production company, Snoopadelic Films, Snoop has produced an array of movies, including his film with Wiz Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go To High School, featuring the three times platinum and recent Grammy Award Nominee song, “Young, Wild and Free.” Furthermore, he produced his latest Snoopadelic release in conjunction with VICE Media, Reincarnated, which documents Snoop’s journey through reggae culture and Jamaica while recording his latest album (of the same title) with executive producer Diplo and Major Lazer. Snoop’s non-profit work in the community is commendable, as he established the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in 2005 to give children between the ages of five and 13 the opportunity to participate in youth football and cheer. SYFL teaches them the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and academics. Today, SYFL boasts 30 teams, more than 1,200 players and over 75 cheerleaders.
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2013 BET Awards Cypher: Slaughterhouse Confirmed

Joe Budden takes to social media to confirm that he and Slaughterhouse will be a part of the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher.

The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards will be aired on October 15. 2011 was the last time Slaughterhouse participated in a BET Awards cypher. That cypher became a Shady grouping which included Eminem, Yelawolf and the aforementioned rap quartet.

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2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz to Perform2013 BET Hip Hop Awards: Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz to Perform

French Montana and ScHoolBoy Q will also hit the stage. The lineup for the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards is starting to take shape. In addition to MC Lyte receiving the lifetime achievement honor (the I AM HIP HOP AWARD presented by Sprite), Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and French Montana are now among confirmed performers; and Kevin Hart a.k.a. Chocolate Droppa is a confirmed presenter. 2 Chainz and French Montana have both had big years with the release of their albums. 2 Chainz' B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME debuted atop Billboard's Top Rap Albums; and Montana's long-awaited debut, Excuse My French, entered the Top 200 albums chart at No. 4. rawdoggtv.com Lamar, a Music Matters star, has had a standout year as well, lyrically and visually continuing to push the culture forward with his videos "B---h, Don't Kill My Vibe" and "Poetic Justice" and lighting a fire in hip hop with his verse on "Control," garnering responses from OGs and up-and-comers alike even Chocolate Droppa dropped a sweet 16 seconds. He will be joined by fellow breakout TDE artists and scheduled performers ScHoolBoy Q and Jay Rock. Q and Lamar collaborated for a current 106 & Park favorite, "Collard Greens," and Jay Rock appears on Lamar's major-label debut good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which went platinum this year. The "hip hop crew" theme will also take center stage to set off the awards. Taking on one of the art form's oldest and most cherished traditions, squad members of hip hop's finest groups and indie labels will battle it out crew vs. crew-style for the much-loved Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Those participants, however, will not be announced until after the Sept. 28th taping at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.http://bethiphopawards2007blog.com The HHA will have its premiere broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 8 p.m. and will air on BET's international network in the U.K. and Africa Friday, Oct. 18th, reaching more than 17 million households in more than 50 countries. Click here to read BET.com's exclusive interview with MC Lyte about the I AM HIP HOP Award! BET.com is your #1 source for Urban celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.
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MC LYTE TO RECEIVE THE ‘I AM HIP HOP’ AWARD

Widely recognized as one of hip hop’s greatest female lyricists of all time, MC Lyte will be honored for her contributions to the hip hop genre and community with the iconic “I AM HIP HOP” Award presented by Sprite at this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.” Filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, September 28, 2013 the special telecast premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.*

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MC Lyte first appeared on the scene in 1988 when she became the first solo female rapper to release a full album, “Lyte As a Rock.” A leader in many areas, Lyte received a gold single and a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance for the classic anthem “Ruffneck.”

With eight studio and four compilation albums, plus several guest appearances and soundtrack entries, Lyte continues to add to her collection of music offerings and entrepreneurial endeavors with her most recent release, “Cravin’,” a hot new jam with an old school appeal, a fresh hook and Lyte’s signature lyrical style http://www.mclyte.info.

A multi-faceted entertainer, MC Lyte is a noted actress, voice-over artist, radio show co-host, DJ, inspirational speaker, author and entrepreneur. Her signature style and recognizable voice can be seen and heard in dozens of films, TV shows, commercials, nationally syndicated radio airwaves and even video games. She’s also appeared in off-Broadway theater and was the first African American female to serve as president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy.

The philanthropist is the founder of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which recently commenced its search, for the second year in a row, to find the “MC Lyte $100,000 First Wave Scholarship” recipient, who will earn a full scholarship to obtain a 4-year college degree at one of the nation’s top universities, undergirded in hip hop culture.

http://www.hiphopsisters.orgAdditionally, Lyte created Hip Hop Sisters Network, a platform for female artists to showcase their talents in an environment of encouragement and respect.

MC Lyte will join the elite club of “I AM HIP HOP” Award recipients, which includes Grandmaster Flash (2006); KRS-One (2007); Russell Simmons (2008); Ice Cube (2009); Salt N’ Pepa (2010); LL Cool J (2011) and Rakim (2012), and she is planning a series of events over the course of the weekend in honor of this great achievement http://www.mclyte.com.

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment. BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013 ATLANTA

“BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries. http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms: • On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET • On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

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About “The BET Hip Hop Awards” “BET Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force. http://bethiphopawards2007blog.com

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BEYONCÉ TO KICK OFF HER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AT THE BET EXPERIENCE L.A.



LIVE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28th, 2013 AT STAPLES CENTER, AS THE BET AWARDS EXPANDS TO AN ELECTRIFYING WEEKEND FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES, JUNE 28th–30th

KENDRICK LAMAR, SNOOP DOGG, R. KELLY, NEW EDITION, THE JACKSONS, MIGUEL, SCHOOLBOY Q, KIRK FRANKLIN, THE ROOTS, MIKE EPPS, ERYKAH BADU AND MORE JOIN BEYONCÉ TO PERFORM THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND


BET Networks, the foremost entertainment brand for the African-American audience, and AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/ operator of L.A. LIVE have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind event, the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 28 - 30, 2013. The month of June will be a scorcher in Los Angeles, CA as the BET Experience takes over L.A. LIVE for three days and nights of music and comedy concerts, film screenings, “106 & PARK” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, BET GRAMMY® Museum exhibit, various social events and celebrity appearances.

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Beyoncé, in the first stop on her North American tour, is set to headline the first of the three-night STAPLES Concert series on Friday, June 28. Each night will feature comedy showcases, mega concerts from STAPLES Center and late night soul performances at Club Nokia. Before Beyoncé’s performance in STAPLES, Mike Epps brings his comedy game to the Club Nokia stage, while Erykah Badu captivates the late night crowd in Club Nokia after Beyoncé’s highly anticipated performance. On Saturday, June 29, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and Schoolboy Q headline at STAPLES Center and Club Nokia will feature an exclusive session with The Roots. On Sunday, Kirk Franklin curates a morning Gospel celebration at Club Nokia. R. Kelly, New Edition and The Jacksons close out the Staples Center Concert Series following the Super Bowl of Black Entertainment; the BET AWARDS broadcasting live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. This year’s BET AWARDS promises to be bigger and better as it recognizes the successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in an array of categories.


“This is the next step in our evolution of the BET AWARDS weekend. I am proud to say that what we have planned is the greatest celebration of music, entertainment, and culture and I’m thrilled to have Beyoncé kick off our festivities,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “We are pleased to have the perfect partner in AEG to pull off our inaugural BET Experience.” http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

“We are proud to be working in partnership with BET to create and co-host the first annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, said Timothy J. Leiweke, President and CEO, AEG. “No other organization would have the vision, the brand, the assets, the imagination or the creativity to design such an all-encompassing celebration than our friends at BET under the inspired leadership of Debra Lee. We look forward to welcoming the thousands of fans from all over the U.S. that will come to Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE to attend this one-of-a-kind tribute and celebration.”

“When the world thinks of stars they think of Los Angeles,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “And this June we are happy to welcome the stars of BET to our City for the BET Experience. Every year the show honors those actors, musicians and comedians who touch our souls and bring joy to our lives.”


Tickets for all announced shows and a limited amount of special VIP packages for the BET Experience will go on sale on Monday, February 11, 2013 beginning at 1 p.m./EST, 10 a.m./PST via BETExperience.com and AXS.com. STAPLES Center three-night packages start as low as $199. Single-night tickets are also available. Special VIP packages will offer fans the ultimate “insider access” with exclusive VIP tickets, hospitality and star-studded events. VIP packages are the only way to purchase BET Awards tickets, available for the first time for purchase. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.


In addition to concerts, comedy shows and the BET Awards, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature:

“106 & PARK” Stage: “106 & PARK,” the number one music countdown show, brings the livest audience to their exclusive stage in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE throughout the weekend with free musical performances, new talent showcases and celebrity appearances.

Music Matters Stage: This free outdoor stage will showcase up-and-coming artists associated with the BET Music Matters initiative, which has introduced BET Awards show-stopping, GRAMMY® winning, chart-topping new talent to the world including Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, and Luke James.

BET GRAMMY® Museum Exhibit: A special curated exhibit of past BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Honorees will be staged at L.A. LIVE’s GRAMMY® Museum during the weekend.

BET Revealed Seminars: BET presents celebrity-filled seminars featuring real talk on money, culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and relationships at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE.

BET Experience Film Fest: BET’s first ever film fest will showcase a diversity of films – studio releases, narratives, documentaries and shorts. Curated with Urbanworld and taking place at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, this will be a “people’s film festival” with no cost to event attendees.

The Fan Fest: An interactive expo that invites guests to engage with their favorite BET shows, talent and their favorite brands through exhibits, demonstrations and giveaways. The Fan Fest includes a BET pavilion; a diverse food experience with soul food and other regional cuisines; Wolfgang Puck stations and a culinary stage; plus a community and exhibitor village.

After Parties: The hottest outdoor and late-night parties featuring great DJ’s, celebrity appearances and much more.

The official host hotels for the BET Experience are the JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton at L.A. LIVE. The BET Experience will offer special rates to consumers at more than 20 other hotels in the downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills areas.

BET Experience partners include the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, The City of Los Angeles, The GRAMMY® Museum, and Urbanworld Film Festival.

All information about the BET Experience can be found at BETExperience.com. Consumers can purchase tickets and sign up for the BET Experience newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the public. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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KICK OFF APRIL WITH CHRIS BROWN AND “106 & PARK” AIRING MONDAY, APRIL 1st, 2013 AT 6PM EST

THE DREAM AND TAMAR BRAXTON AMONG GUESTS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 1ST --- WHAT WILL “106 & PARK” HAVE PLANNED FOR APRIL FOOLS’ DAY? --- “106 & PARK” Taping Live from Florida the Week of April 15th, 2013 --- “106 & PARK” airs daily at 6 P.M.* ET/PT on BET with hosts Bow Wow, Paigion, Shorty Da Prince and Miss Mykie

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To kick off April and welcome spring, “106 & PARK” guarantees to bring music’s and television’s biggest stars to warm up afternoons on “106 & PARK.” On Monday, April 1st, Chris Brown will celebrate the nation’s funniest holiday with televisions livest audience and his fans all around the world. Premiering his brand new video, “Fine China,” an exclusive interview with Bow Wow and Paigion, and a day full of laughter, Chris Brown will takeover “106 & PARK” as audience members and viewers at home are treated to two hours of surprises and entertainment only seen on BET Networks.

“106 & PARK” continues to bring the biggest celebrities to television every weeknight in April with The Dream on Tuesday, April 2nd and Tamar Braxton on Wednesday, April 3rd. The Dream, mega producer responsible for many chart-topping hits for Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Rihanna, will world premiere his own new video, “Slow It Down” ft. Fabolous. Everyone’s favorite Braxton sister, Tamar Braxton, will visit the studio Wednesday, April 3rd, to discuss her pregnancy, “CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” performance, new music and the latest season of “Braxton Family Values.” http://bethiphopawards2007blog.com

As the leading destination for new music, the following videos will be added this week with the hopes of making it to the daily top 10 countdown:

• Chris Brown – "Fine China" – New Joint
• The Dream – "Slow It Down" ft. Fabolous – World Premiere
• Trevante – "Bad Girl" ft. Lil Twist – New Joint
• Luke James – "I.O.U." – World Premiere
• Problem – "Like What" – New Joint

For more information on “106 & PARK” visit BET.com/106andPark. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms: http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

• On Twitter by using hashtags: #new106 or #on106today; follow the show for all updates @106andPark.
• On Google plus at G+ 106 and Park.
• On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/BET106andPark
• Download the free “106 & PARK” award-winning app now for iOS or Android.

About 106 & PARK
A powerful presence in the music and entertainment industry, “106 & Park” has been the #1 music variety show on cable for the past 15 consecutive quarters among adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen Company, and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists. “106 & PARK” has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Sienna Miller, Will Smith, Drake, Katie Holmes, Trey Songz, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and many, many others.


BET RIP THE RUNWAY 2013

SUPERSTARS KELLY ROWLAND & BORIS KODJOE DELIVER NEW ENERGY & FRESH FASHION TO BET NETWORK’S NINTH ANNUAL “RIP THE RUNWAY" IN NEW YORK CITY

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Hollywood's Hottest Stars and Music's Biggest Entertainers Light Up Televisions Fiercest Catwalk at “BET RIP THE RUNWAY” Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

Delivering high energy and high fashion, GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland and Actor Boris Kodjoe join BET Networks to deliver top designers and live performances to "RIP THE RUNWAY," fashions leading and sexiest telecast. In its ninth year, "RIP THE RUNWAY" returns larger than ever infusing unprecedented fashion and music's brightest entertainers to provide an extraordinary fashion experience on one runway. On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the runway will be ripped by music and television’s hottest celebrities for a night showcasing top emerging designers in street wear, swimwear and high fashion couture.

For the first time, “106 & PARK’s” “RIP THE RUNWAY” Amateur Model Contest is open to males providing both male and female aspiring models the opportunity to enter the online casting at BET.com. Supermodel Jessica White and “gone with the wind fabulous” reality star Kenya Moore will appear on “106 & PARK” to judge “RIP THE RUNWAY” Amateur Model Contest on February 25, 2013. During this final phase, they will compete in a series of three (3) challenges - “The Look,” a ‘photo’ contest, “The Talk,” mock commercial competition and “The Walk,” a ‘catwalk’ contest. The panel of celebrity judges combined with a viewer text vote will weigh the results and determine who will walk in “RIP THE RUNWAY.”

BET.com will follow Kenya Moore as she captures behind the scenes interviews with models, Billboard’s chart topping artists and our phenomenal hosts as they prepare for "RIP THE RUNWAY" premiering March 20, 2013 @ 10 pm* on BET.

Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks, executive produce “RIP THE RUNWAY” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment.

For more information on “RIP THE RUNWAY,” visit http://www.bet.com/riptherunway. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at http://www.facebook.com/BETstyle Join .the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtag: #RIPTHERUNWAY; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BETstyle.

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PLAYERS COME AND GO, BUT “THE GAME” GOES ON AS SEASON SIX KICKS OFF WITH ITS 100TH EPISODE ON MARCH 26th, 2013

“LET’S STAY TOGETHER” Returns the Same Night with a Titillating Third Season of The Highs and Lows of Marriage, Dating and Relationships http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

BET Networks brings stories filled with LOLs coupled with scandal and shocking revelations to spotlight the intricacies of relationships with the return of its two hit series: THE GAME and LET'S STAY TOGETHER. The #1 sitcom debut in the history of cable TV, THE GAME, returns with season six on Tuesday, March 26 with a special one hour-long premiere from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. The series is followed by returning favorite LET’S STAY TOGETHER immediately after at 11 p.m. ET/PT and then airing at its regularly scheduled time of Tuesdays 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The new season of THE GAME introduces new characters to the show. Fans will see the “dysfunctional” football family through the fresh eyes of its newest cast members Keira Michelle Whitaker (Lauren London) and Bryce “Blue” Westbrook (Jay Ellis). They join fellow cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, Brandy Norwood and Barry Floyd. Fans will be taken on a roller coaster ride filled with plenty of twists and turns for the Sabers and Sunbeams beginning with the excitement of the NFL’s Premiere Draft Day that ends in the draft trade of longtime Saber Derwin Davis. Guest stars this season include: Rick Fox, Rockmond Dunbar, Ciara, John Singleton, Navid Negahban, Bumper Robinson, Tae Heckard, Greg Jennings and LaMonica Garrett.

The season five finale ended with Tasha Mack in love, but will this love last forever when former flame Rick Fox returns to her life? Meanwhile, newlyweds Jason and Chardonnay are very much in love, but will Jason’s job get in the way of their honeymoon bliss? Tempted by his past demons, Malik is Malik 2.0 this year, but will he stay on track and maintain his sobriety? All this and more will be revealed in the new season of THE GAME.
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Viewers will see that the third time’s the charm for BET’s hit series, LET’S STAY TOGETHER. Picking up where season two left off, the cast continues to push the envelope and highlight what it really takes to keep a relationship together. Stacy (Nadine Ellis) and Charles (Bert Belasco) fight to keep their marriage strong in the wake of Charles’ perceived indiscretion with Connie on the TV show “Sneakerz.” Meanwhile, as Jamal (Ronreaco Lee) deals with reinventing himself through his career, Tasha (Joyful Drake) learns to handle success as an entrepreneur. Kita (Erica Hubbard) gears up for training at the police academy and ends up finding an unexpected new love. And while Crystal (Kyla Pratt), continues to move forward with college, her relationship with an NFL player does not pan out the way she expected. Through all of the laughs and drama, the group keeps the love alive and remains committed to staying together. Additionally, the new season features guest appearances by Christian Keyes, Jackie Long, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs and Jackée Harry.

THE GAME is executive produced by Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith, Erica Montolfo-Buro and Kelsey Grammer.

LET’S STAY TOGETHER was created by Jacque Edmonds Cofer. Jacque is also the show’s Executive producer along with, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) and Shakim Compere. LET’S STAY TOGETHER is a BET Studios Original Production. http://bethiphopawards2007.blogspot.com

For video sneak peeks and first looks of the new season of THE GAME and LET’S STAY TOGETHER, visit their official pages respectively at BET.com/TheGame and BET.com/Letsstaytogether. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at facebook.com/BETthegame and facebook.com/LetsStayTogether. Also, join the conversation about the shows on Twitter by using hashtags: #thegameBET and #letsstay2gether; follow the shows for all updates & special surprises @thegameBET & @letsstay2gether. For more information about these series visit http://www.BET.com

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“LET’S STAY TOGETHER” Returns the Same Night with a Titillating Third Season of The Highs and Lows of Marriage, Dating and Relationships http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

BET Networks brings stories filled with LOLs coupled with scandal and shocking revelations to spotlight the intricacies of relationships with the return of its two hit series: THE GAME and LET'S STAY TOGETHER. The #1 sitcom debut in the history of cable TV, THE GAME, returns with season six on Tuesday, March 26 with a special one hour-long premiere from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. The series is followed by returning favorite LET’S STAY TOGETHER immediately after at 11 p.m. ET/PT and then airing at its regularly scheduled time of Tuesdays 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The new season of THE GAME introduces new characters to the show. Fans will see the “dysfunctional” football family through the fresh eyes of its newest cast members Keira Michelle Whitaker (Lauren London) and Bryce “Blue” Westbrook (Jay Ellis). They join fellow cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, Brandy Norwood and Barry Floyd. Fans will be taken on a roller coaster ride filled with plenty of twists and turns for the Sabers and Sunbeams beginning with the excitement of the NFL’s Premiere Draft Day that ends in the draft trade of longtime Saber Derwin Davis. Guest stars this season include: Rick Fox, Rockmond Dunbar, Ciara, John Singleton, Navid Negahban, Bumper Robinson, Tae Heckard, Greg Jennings and LaMonica Garrett.

The season five finale ended with Tasha Mack in love, but will this love last forever when former flame Rick Fox returns to her life? Meanwhile, newlyweds Jason and Chardonnay are very much in love, but will Jason’s job get in the way of their honeymoon bliss? Tempted by his past demons, Malik is Malik 2.0 this year, but will he stay on track and maintain his sobriety? All this and more will be revealed in the new season of THE GAME.
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Viewers will see that the third time’s the charm for BET’s hit series, LET’S STAY TOGETHER. Picking up where season two left off, the cast continues to push the envelope and highlight what it really takes to keep a relationship together. Stacy (Nadine Ellis) and Charles (Bert Belasco) fight to keep their marriage strong in the wake of Charles’ perceived indiscretion with Connie on the TV show “Sneakerz.” Meanwhile, as Jamal (Ronreaco Lee) deals with reinventing himself through his career, Tasha (Joyful Drake) learns to handle success as an entrepreneur. Kita (Erica Hubbard) gears up for training at the police academy and ends up finding an unexpected new love. And while Crystal (Kyla Pratt), continues to move forward with college, her relationship with an NFL player does not pan out the way she expected. Through all of the laughs and drama, the group keeps the love alive and remains committed to staying together. Additionally, the new season features guest appearances by Christian Keyes, Jackie Long, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs and Jackée Harry.

THE GAME is executive produced by Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith, Erica Montolfo-Buro and Kelsey Grammer.

LET’S STAY TOGETHER was created by Jacque Edmonds Cofer. Jacque is also the show’s Executive producer along with, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah) and Shakim Compere. LET’S STAY TOGETHER is a BET Studios Original Production. http://bethiphopawards2007.blogspot.com

For video sneak peeks and first looks of the new season of THE GAME and LET’S STAY TOGETHER, visit their official pages respectively at BET.com/TheGame and BET.com/Letsstaytogether. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at facebook.com/BETthegame and facebook.com/LetsStayTogether. Also, join the conversation about the shows on Twitter by using hashtags: #thegameBET and #letsstay2gether; follow the shows for all updates & special surprises @thegameBET & @letsstay2gether. For more information about these series visit http://www.BET.com

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BET HIP HIP AWARDS Encore Thursday, October 11th at 9p/8c

HALLE BERRY, T.D. JAKES, CHAKA KHAN, CLARENCE AVANT, AND LISA LESLIE ARE ANNOUNCED AS THE BET HONORS 2013 HONOREES

BET NETWORKS CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE WITH BET HONORS 2013 TAPING IN WASHINGTON, DC, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2013 HOSTED BY GABRIELLE UNION


BET AWARDS 2013

BET Networks presents BET HONORS, a star studded unforgettable night celebrating distinguished Urban Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.

Hosted by acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union, this year’s show recognizes the savvy business acumen of music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant, known to many as the “Godfather of Black Music,” the humanitarian work and philanthropic efforts of Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, the influential leadership, humanitarian and educational reach of T.D. Jakes, the invaluable contributions of ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan; who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment, and the athletic agility and dynamism of three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold winner Lisa Leslie.

BET HONORS will tape at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 and will premiere on February 11th, 2013 at 9:00 pm* on BET Networks.

BET HONORS has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary Urban Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs; along with memorable past performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle. Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers, along with Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Productions.

For more information on the BET HONORS, visit http://www.bet.com/bethonors Also,. join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.

BET AWARDS 2013

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS ON DECEMBER 26TH AS CENTRIC GIVES VIEWERS A GLIMPSE AT THE HOTTEST R&B AND HIP-HOP
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Hits from Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Miguel and More Make Appearances on the Four-Part Countdown Special

BET AWARDS 2013

Before saying “Bye Baby” to 2012, Centric is giving viewers a “Refill” of some of the hottest R&B and Hip-Hop music of 2012 as the network announced today, The Hot 50. The four-part, year-end special features artists such as, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Usher and Miguel and will kick off on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:00AM ET.

The Hot 50 will be hosted by Centric’s entertainment correspondent, Jasmine Sanders. Teamed up with Jasmine will be a few of entertainments leading media experts – Cori Murphy, Entertainment Director, Essence Magazine; Nicole Spence, Celebrity Editor, Global Grind; Ed Love, TV Personality, Comedian and Radio Personality, SiriusXM’s Backspin; Sean Lynch, Assistant Editor, The Source and Jermaine Hall, Editor-in-Chief, Vibe – who will appear throughout the countdown special adding their commentary.

Mark your calendar – below is the complete schedule of The Hot 50:

DATE TIME COUNTDOWN
December 26th 8:00AM ET Top 50 - 41
December 27th 8:00AM ET Top 40 - 31
December 28th 8:00AM ET Top 30 - 21
December 29th 8:00-10:00AM ET Top 20 – 1

Paxton Baker is General Manger & EVP for Centric. Depelsha Mcgruder is SVP of Business Operations for Centric. Produced by Rod McDonald. Nicole Johnson is Talent Booker and Music Producer.

About CENTRIC:
Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night. BET AWARDS 2013

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Debra Lee Address BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Drama:

To the BET Family: As you all know, the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012 taped in Atlanta, GA over the weekend. And while the show had many fantastic moments, including the much awaited cyphers and an extremely powerful tribute to Chris Lighty, the event was marred by a few incidents where talent and members of their entourages acted completely inappropriately. I know how hard we all work to bring the best in Hip Hop to Atlanta every year, and I was disappointed to see any violence at all take place – especially in our house. We don’t condone violence, and it is not tolerated at any of our events or shows.

On a positive note, the Atlanta police department and our internal security team responded quickly and appropriately. Additionally, no BET Network employees were involved or injured. I would also like to clarify that there were no shots were fired, regardless of reports to the contrary.”

2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Encore October 11th, 9:00p/8c 2012

Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Nominees With 17

2 Chainz has 13 nominations and Drake is right behind with 11 for the October 9th awards show.

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa First Artists Confirmed to Perform

2012 BET Hip Hop Awards nominees are: Kanye West leading the pack with 17 nominations total. 2Chainz follows with 13, even doubling up in some categories such as "Best Hip-Hop Video" and "Reese's Perfect Combo Award" for his Drake-assisted "No Lie" and G.O.O.D. Music banger "Mercy." Drizzy himself earned 11.

OCTOBER 1st & 2nd, 2012, BET PREMIERES “CYPHER REPLAY,”AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES TWO PART SPECIAL AIRING AT 8:00 P.M.* LOOKING BACK AT THE PAST 7 YEARS OF THE HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER

Mike Epps will be this years host and the show will air on October 9th; taping takes place Sept. 29th at Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. Hip Hop mogul Chris Lighty will be honored at the event.

Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”
Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga – “The Motto”
J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Live Performer
A$AP Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nas
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky x Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Hit-Boy
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Track of the Year
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“I’ma Boss” (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)
“N–gas In Paris” (The Throne)
“No Lie” (2 Chainz f/ Drake)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)

CD of the Year
The Dreamer, The Believer (Common)
Take Care (Drake)
Cole World: The Sideline Story (J. Cole)
Watch The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)
TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Young Jeezy)

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Ca$h Out
Future
Meek Mill

Made You Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Club Banger
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)
“Same Damn Time” (Future)
“Ni–as In Paris” (The Throne)
“Mercy” (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T)

Best Mixtape
LiveLoveA$AP (A$AP Rocky)
1999 (Joey Bada$$)
Dreamchasers 2 (Meek Mill)
Rich Forever (Rick Ross)
Taylor Allderdice (Wiz Khalifa)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Diddy – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
Drake – “Stay Schemin’”
Ludacris – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
T.I. – “Magic (Remix)”

Hustler of the Year
2 Chainz
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Impact Track
“Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Daughters” (Nas)
“Murder To Excellence” (The Throne)

People’s Champ Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Driicky Graham – “Snapbacks & Tattoos”
Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – “I’ma Boss”
The Throne – “Ni–as In Paris”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Hip-Hop Online Site
2DopeBoyz.com
AllHipHop.com
Complex.com
HipHopDX.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
WorldstarHipHop.com


BET HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER 2012

DMX, SNOOP DOGG, T.I., EVE, A.$.A.P. ROCKY, CASSIDY, MYSTIKAL, TALIB KWELI AND B.O.B. ARE AMONG THIS YEAR’S FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE BET 2012 HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER

ON OCTOBER 1st & 2nd, 2012, BET PREMIERES “CYPHER REPLAY,”AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES TWO PART SPECIAL AIRING AT 8:00 P.M.* LOOKING BACK AT THE PAST 7 YEARS OF THE HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER

Hosted By Comedian Mike Epps, “THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS" Premieres October 9, 2012 at 8:00 P.M.* http://bethiphopawards2007.blogspot.com

DMX, Snoop Dogg and T.I. return to the BET HIP HOP AWARDS as 2012 cypher participants representing the East Coast, West Coast and Down South alongside Eve, A.$.A.P. Rocky, Cassidy, Mystikal, Talib Kweli, B.O.B and more. The BET HIP HOP AWARDS, filmed at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, September 29th, features six highly anticipated on-air and three digital cyphers exclusive to BET.com.

Among the six cyphers unveiled at this year’s exciting show, fans can look forward to another year of 16 tantalizing bars that cannot be seen nor heard anywhere else other than the BET HIP HOP AWARDS.

As audiences at home anticipate the 2012 cyphers, BET takes a look back at some of your favorite moments from previous years on a two-part “Cypher Replay” special airing October 1st and 2nd at 8:00 P.M.* “Cypher Replay” features memorable past Hip Hop Awards performances from top emcees including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, KRS One, Juelz Santana and Eminem.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, the special includes insightful interviews provided by DJ Premiere, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Slaughterhouse, Big Sean and many more chronicling their journey into The Cypher.

BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards. In the coming weeks, BET.com will launch a series of interactive timelines, exclusive video content, games and quizzes leading up to the show. To become a BET.com member and register for our BET Newsletter log on to http://www.bet.com/register.html.

BET’s inaugural HIP HOP AWARDS APP is available now for iPhone and Android. It provides a detailed history of the show since its inception in 2006 - hundreds of artists, past winners, cyphers, acceptance speeches and more. “The Lineup” allows app users to predict the order of this year’s show performer and a real-time Tweet map shows you what the country and your favorite artists are saying about the show. And for the first time ever, one award – the Best Hip Hop Online Site – will be determined solely by app users.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:

On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; and following us @HipHopAwards and @BET

On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Official sponsors of The BET HIP HOP AWARDS include Sprite, Verizon, Reese’s, Ubisoft/Hip Hop Dance Experience, Dodge Dart, NBCU/’Man with the Iron Fist’.

Press Credits: Marcy Polanco, Byron Edwards BET

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BET '106 & PARK: HIP-HOP AWARDS 2012 NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT


BET HIP HOP AWARDS 12 TAKES OVER “106 & PARK” FOR A SPECIAL HIP HOP AWARDS NOMINATION SPECIAL FEATURING A$AP ROCKY AND CASH OUT “106 & PARK” Guests Include Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, Actor Boris Kodjoe, Artist Ciara, Actress Meagan Good and Arist Sean Paul

This week on “106 & PARK” Rocsi Diaz welcomes the fall season with sports, fashion, film, new music and the highly anticipated BET Hip Hop Awards 12 nominations.

Kicking off an exciting week, Deron Williams will be live in the studio to talk his latest video, Jay Williams hosts a special fashion week segment and Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics drops by to talk about his participation with Red Bull’s “King of Rock” tour.

On Wednesday, The BET Hip Hop Awards takes over “106 & PARK” for a special Hip Hop Awards nomination special revealing the Hip Hop Awards 12 nominees, host and other surprises.

Closing out the week, Boris Kodjoe visits the studio to discuss his role in his latest film, Resident Evil, Ciara premieres her brand new video “Sorry” and NBC’s “Infamous” star, Meagan Good, stops by to discuss hair and Lusters Silk. In addition to Freestyle Friday, Sean Paul celebrates his album release on the “106 & PARK” stage with an exclusive performance.

Monday, September 10th
Deron Williams brings his latest video game “NBA Baller Beats” and Jay Manuel host a special fashion segment

Tuesday, September 11th
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics discusses his Red Bull “King of Rock” tour

Wednesday, September 12th
HIP HOP AWARDS 12 NOMINATIONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST
Special performances from ASAP Rocky and Cash Out

Thursday, September 13th
Boris Kodjoe discusses his latest film release, Resident Evil, Ciara premieres her newest video, “Sorry,” and Meagan Good discusses her new campaign with Lusters Silk

Friday, September 14th
Sean Paul celebrates album release with special performance on the “106 & PARK” stage and Jon Connor dominates The Backroom


For more information on 106 & PARK go to BET.com/106&Park. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:

On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/BET106andPark
• On Twitter by using hashtags: #106andPark; follow the show for all updates @106andPark.
• On Google plus at G+ 106 and Park.

Download the free 106 & PARK award-winning app now for iOS or Android.
For additional information about this special visit www.BET.com.

About 106 & PARK

A powerful presence in the music and entertainment industry, ‘106 & Park’ has been the #1 music variety show on cable for the past 15 consecutive quarters among adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen Company, and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists. Hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, 106 & PARK has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Sienna Miller, Will Smith, Drake, Katie Holmes, Trey Songz, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and many, many others.


BET LAUNCHES NEW LATE NIGHT SERIES: 'DON’T SLEEP, HOSTED BY T. J. HOLMES, OCT. 1st 11 PM ET/PT

Emmy-Award Winning Executive Producer and Co-Creator of The Daily Show To Helm New Show for BET

The new original series 'DON’T SLEEP, T.J. Holmes will deliver smart, biting social commentary on significant issues. 'DON’T SLEEP will present and tackle current headlines that affect the urban community, while also creating awareness about vital stories mainstream media tends to disregard.

Airing Monday through Thursday, “DON’T SLEEP!” is also infused with a team of correspondents injecting perspective, humor and commentary about a wide range of topics.

The witty late night series is keenly focused on keeping the Urban Culture engaged, awake and in the know.

T. J. Holmes is an award-winning journalist and respected television personality who is highly regarded Worldwide. Prior to joining BET, Holmes was the weekend anchor for CNN.


SAMUEL L. JACKSON (The Highest Grossing Movie Actor Of All Time) SET TO HOST 'BET AWARDS 2012


Kanye West Leads the Pack with 7 Nominations, Beyoncé with 6 Nominations and Jay-Z with 5 Nominations

Samuel L. Jackson (declared the highest grossing movie actor of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records), will be this year’s BET Awards host.

In addition, the members of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly were announced to be the prestigious recipients of the ‘Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award;’ and Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj were revealed as the first confirmed performers.

BET’s NYC studios announced the nominees for the BET Awards 2012; Mindless Behavior, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, DJ Khaled, Astro, A$AP Rocky and Diggy, along with the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

The BET AWARDS is one of the most viewed award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The BET AWARDS franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among Urban-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year.

The BET AWARDS recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers and athletes in 20 categories. Leading the pack of A-list talent this year is Kanye West with an impressive 7 Nominations: Best Collaboration, Video Director of the Year, and 5 notable nominations for ‘The Throne’ with Jay-Z. ‘The Throne’ received nominations for Best Group, Best Collaboration ft. Otis Redding, Coca-Cola Viewers Choice and 2 nods for Video of the Year for “N*ggas in Paris” and “Otis.” Close behind is Beyoncé with 6 Nominations: Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video Director of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewers Choice and 2 nods for Video of the Year for “Countdown” and “Love on Top.”

The nominees for The BET Awards 2012 are:

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé-Winner
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown-Winner
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)-Winner

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ J. Cole - “Party”
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - “I’m On One”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga - “The Motto”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding - “Otis”
Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”-Winner

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake-Winner
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Diamond
Nicki Minaj-Winner
Brianna Perry
Trina

Video of the Year
Beyoncé - “Countdown”
Beyoncé - “Love On Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) - “N***as in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”-Winner
Usher - “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson-Winner
Benny Boom
Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean-Winner
Diggy
Future
Meek Mill

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams-Winner
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis-Winner
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart-Winner
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy-Winner
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping The Broom
Laugh At My Pain
Red Tails
The Help-Winner

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams-Winner
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant-Winner
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Beyoncé - “Love On Top”
Chris Brown - “Turn Up the Music”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga - “The Motto”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”-Winner
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding - “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel - “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Common-Winner
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)-Winner
Wizkid (Nigeria)-Winner

Best International Act: UK
Estelle
Labrinth
Emeli Sandé
Sway
Wretch 32-Winner

www.BET.com/BETAwards is the official site for the BET Awards 12 where fans can visit to vote for the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award, get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Awards. In the coming weeks, BET.com will launch a series of interactive games to make the BET Award’s digital experience the biggest it’s ever been.


• “Too Big To Pick” let’s fans predict who they think will win the coveted BET Award and compare their picks with their Facebook friends.
• “The Line-Up” is a fantasy sports styled game that allows viewers to make predictions on the order performers will appear in the show and compare this line-up with their Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and their favorite celebrities.

In June, BET Mobile will also be launching the official BET AWARDS app on iPhone and Android devices with exclusive photo, video and interactive content.
Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:
• On Twitter by using hashtag: #BETAWARDS, #2BIG2MISS; and following us @BETAWARDS.
• On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/TheBETAwards
• On Google plus at bet.us/gplusBET

The BET AWARDS 12 will premiere Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:00PM BST across BET's international platforms in the UK and Africa.

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET AWARDS 12, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.


Official sponsors of The BET AWARDS 12 include Cadillac®, Coca-Cola®, Ford®, State Farm® and Subway®.



MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2012

BET NETWORKS IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG MUSIC STAR IN A CITY NEAR YOU

BET Networks is coming to Atlanta in search of aspiring talent during the BET Awards Next Big Music Star Mobile Tour.

The tour, a talent-recruiting contest for the BET Awards ‘12, features a fully equipped mobile recording studio and is also making stops in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Memphis and Houston.

WHERE: ATLANTA
Friday, May 25th
Underground Atlanta
50 Alabama St.,

(at the corner of Peachtree St. and Upper Alabama St.)
Atlanta, GA 30303

WHO: Celebrity guest judges are Issa, Jacob Latimore, Nastasia and Malik Yusef

To enter, aspiring contestants will need to register on the tour’s Facebook page via: http://BET.com/nextbigmusicstar and attend the event. There, they will sing acapella in front of judges for a chance to record a track in the deluxe mobile recording studio. After all of the winners in each city have recorded in the studio, a grand-prize winner will be selected by BET judges and through online fan voting. The grand-prize winner will attend the BET Awards ’12 and get a chance to appear at the 106 & Park pre-show.
Preview
The tour is designed to inspire young music talent from city to city, online and offline, on-air and off. And, at each location, music industry professionals and celebrities will be in attendance to help mentor the winners in the studio. With some talent, a little luck, and a lot of online votes, one lucky grand-prize winner could be the next big music star.

BET AWARDS 2012

APOLLO LIVE: (BET)-CENTRIC'S NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES

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Hosted by Comedian Tony Rock, the New Talent Competition will Feature Judges Michael Bivins and Doug E. Fresh


CENTRIC, BET Network’s signature channel kicks off auditions for its new original series APOLLO LIVE. Inspired by the Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night and hosted by comedian/actor Tony Rock, the show will include new, exciting elements such as a judging panel featuring R&B producer/artist Michael Bivins and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh.


NEW YORK
Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th
THEARC Theater
Building Bridges across the River at THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20020
12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CHICAGO
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. (on 5/11)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on 5/12)

ATLANTA
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Center Stage
1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Contestants should log on to: http://www.BET.com/Apollo for a complete set of the rules and eligibility requirements.

APOLLO LIVE marks the legendary Apollo Theater’s return to television after the successful 21-year run of the popular Showtime at the Apollo and will be taped in front of a live audience at the Theater. The series will draw upon elements and traditions from the Apollo’s long-running weekly live Amateur Night show, including audience voting, and the infamous “Executioner” who sweeps unsuccessful performers off the stage. APOLLO LIVE is a BET Production and is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Marcus King and Don Weiner.


For more information and to check for location updates, please visit http://www.CentricTV.com For u.p-to-the-minute information, follow us on Twitter @CentricTV.


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BET “106 & PARK”-2CHAINZ

“106 & PARK” will present a new segment for true rap and hip-hop fans.“The Backroom” features rappers spitting freestyles and exclusive verses over original beats. On Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 6 pm* tune in as Def Jam recording artist, 2 Chainz becomes the first to step into “The Backroom.”


“The BackRoom is the place where freestyle will reign. Truth is, we’ve missed having a place like Rap City’s “The Booth” and now we’ve got it. In The Backroom, it doesn’t matter if you’re famous or not. You just have to be a skilled emcee,” says Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.

“The Backroom” launches this Friday, May 18th with ATL artist 2 Chainz, formerly known as Tity Boi, who is making waves in hip-hop with his acclaimed mixtape “T.R.U. REALigion,” featured on Kanye West’s “Mercy” and Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap.” 2 Chainz is also preparing for his solo debut album due later this year.

*All times are ET/PT.


About CENTRIC
Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today’s hottest artists. It is a unique mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.

About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

About 106 & PARK
A powerful presence in the music and entertainment industry, ‘106 & Park’ has been the #1 music variety show on cable for the past 15 consecutive quarters among adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen Company, and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists. Hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, 106 & PARK has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Sienna Miller, Will Smith, Drake, Katie Holmes, Trey Songz, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and many, many others



About the Apollo Theater
The Apollo is a national treasure that has had significant impact on the development of American culture and its popularity around the world. Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in cultivating artists and in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-hop. Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and countless others began their road to stardom on the Apollo’s stage. The Apollo Theater’s new artistic vision builds on its legacy. New Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations. The Apollo will continue to present historically relevant presentations, as well as more forward-looking, contemporary work. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit http://www.apollotheater.org

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012

BET Announces New Scripted Series: SECOND GENERATION WAYANS, HOUSE HUSBANDS and New Reality Series THE MATHIS PROJECT


BET Launches New Film Offering of Never-Before-Seen on Television Movies BEING MARY JANE and GUN HILL

T. J. Holmes Joins BET with New Late Night Series DON’T SLEEP!

BET To Take Over Hollywood’s L.A. Live Complex In the New BET AWARDS EXPERIENCE in 2013

CENTRIC Expands Soul Train Awards into 3-Day Experience including a Comedy Showcase and Concert

CENTRIC to Launch New Talent Competition Series APOLLO LIVE

CENTRIC Now One of the Top 10 Growth Networks on Cable

BET Digital to Unveil Two New Web Series, GRASSHOPPER & SAGE and UNSIGNED


During its annual Upfront presentation to the advertising community, BET Networks, the leading provider of urban content to consumers globally, will reveal its new programming content including scripted programs and original movies for both BET and CENTRIC as well as new web series for BET.com.

BET will announce new late night series DON’T SLEEP!, new scripted series SECOND GENERATION WAYANS, HOUSE HUSBANDS, and new reality series THE MATHIS PROJECT.

BET is also launching a new film offering, BET PREMIERE CINEMA, which will give its viewers a first look at never-before-seen films on TV such THE MINDLESS BEHAVIOR PROJECT and critically acclaimed Sundance hits MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and LUV, after their theatrical run, as well as BET original films BEING MARY JANE and GUN HILL.

The Network also plans to announce the new BET AWARDS EXPERIENCE that includes an interactive multi-platform Hollywood takeover of the L.A. Live Complex during BET AWARDS Week in 2013.

CENTRIC will unveil its plans to expand SOUL TRAIN AWARDS into a three-day experience including a Comedy Showcase and Concert as well as launch a new talent competition series APOLLO LIVE.

BET will reinforce its position as the #1 provider of content for consumers of urban culture globally with unprecedented reach to all types of Urban American consumers across all demographics and genres.

BET will also unveil the new late night series starring former CNN anchor T. J. Holmes, DON’T SLEEP!, which tackles social issues and current events important to BET’s audience.

Additionally, the Network will launch two additional scripted series SECOND GENERATION WAYANS starring Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and George O. Gore II alongside Tatyana Ali, and the insanely funny sketch comedy HOUSE HUSBANDS starring Kevin Hart, Nelly, Bobby Brown, Anthony Anderson and Nick Cannon as well as THE MATHIS PROJECT; a powerful new crime investigative series featuring Judge Greg Mathis that aims to empower neighborhoods plagued by unsolved homicides.

BET AWARDS 2012 News and Updates

BET AWARDS 2012

SELITA EBANKS AND POOCH HALL FROM “THE GAME” SET TO HOST BET RIP THE RUNWAY 2012




FUN, FREEDOM, FASHION” REIGNS ON FEBRUARY 29th 2012, AS MUSIC AND FASHION COLLIDE WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM WALE, LIL KIM, JEREMIH, DIGGY SIMMONS, B.O.B, MEEK MILL, ESTELLE.


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Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall are set to host this year’s “RIP THE RUNWAY” announced BET Networks today. This year’s show embodies the theme – “Fun, Freedom, Fashion” by embracing a crop of emerging designers, influencers and tastemakers. “RIP THE RUNWAY” will tape on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and premiere on March 21st, 2012 @ 10 pm* on BET. “RIP THE RUNWAY” musical guests include Wale, Lil Kim, Meek Mill, Jeremih, Diggy, B.o.B, Estelle.

This year’s hosts are “RIP THE RUNWAY” veterans, Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall. The gorgeous Victoria Secret “Angel” has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and featured in numerous magazines. Selita will exclusively unveil her very own line of swimwear, ‘SASS by Selita Ebanks’ on the “RIP THE RUNWAY” catwalk. Marion “Pooch” Hall Jr. has also graced the “RIP THE RUNWAY” stage once before when he shared hosting duties with Nicki Minaj in 2010. Pooch is perhaps best known for his role as professional football player Derwin Davis on hit-series, “The Game.” He was most recently seen on the big screen in Sony Pictures’ “Jumping the Broom,” and recently wrapped a lead role in the indie feature “Live at the Fox’s Den” with Jackson Rathbone and Elliott Gould.

BET SUNDAY BEST SEASON 3 WINNER LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON WINS HER FIRST GRAMMY AWARD

SUNDAY BEST Season 3 winner, Le’Andria Johnson. Johnson won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for her 2011 single “Jesus” from her debut album “The Awakening of LeAndria Johnson” on the MusicWorld Gospel label. The single followed her win of BET’s gospel singing competition SUNDAY BEST.

SUNDAY BEST consists of a 12-week singing competition with gospel greats Kirk Franklin as host along with an all-star panel of judges including Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams and mentor Kim Burrell. Viewers vote for their favorite contestant and ultimately decide who will be the season’s SUNDAY BEST.

BET AWARDS 2012

"106 & PARK" Talks Teens and Parenting with Special Episode "Young, Single & Parenting" on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6 PM*


SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY DR. MICHELLE, DR. TARTT, RAPPERS DON TRIP ("LETTER TO MY SON") AND TRAY CHANEY ("FATHERHOOD")

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