BET (CENTRIC) GIVES VIEWERS A GLIMPSE AT THE HOTTEST R&B AND HIP-HOP

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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

  • Press Credit: Marcy Polanco BET, Sheikina Liverpool BET

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS ON DECEMBER 26TH AS CENTRIC GIVES VIEWERS A GLIMPSE AT THE HOTTEST R&B AND HIP-HOP

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 – 1Paxton 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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  • Press Credit: Ter’rece Walker BET


BET AWARDS 2012

BET AWARDS 2012

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
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
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)

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 f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

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

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Diamond
Nicki Minaj
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) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

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

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

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

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

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

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

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

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
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”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

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

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

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