NEW YORK, NY – January 22, 2015 — BET Networks is pleased to announce the return of its acclaimed music mega-specials for 2015. Soaring to new heights throughout 2014 and delivering unprecedented programming to its audiences, BET Networks continues to provide quality music programs and specials for families and viewers of all ages. As always, viewers at home can expect never before seen musical performances, extraordinary surprises, today’s biggest celebrities and an array of fresh talent throughout each broadcast.
Check out the line-up below:
“THE BET HONORS” — The Washington Post says, “The annual BET Honors have just about perfected the ideal mix of glamour, inspiration, humor and sex appeal.” We could not have said it better! “THE BET HONORS” shows the world "what extraordinary looks like" by saluting luminaries whose lives and revolutionary work contribute to and elevate the culture. Airing during Black History Month, “THE BET HONORS” is a shimmering night of dynamic performances and tributes that cross genres and generations.
Taping this weekend on January 24 at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., the list of honorees include: Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award); Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award); Kanye West (Visionary Award); John W. Thompson (Technology and Business Award) and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award).
“BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” is the tribute show that has become a movement. This NAACP Image Award-nominated special is both elegant and impactful, saluting dynamic leaders in entertainment, business, philanthropy and beyond. It is set to tape during Women's History Month on March 28 at NJPAC, located in the heart of Newark, NJ. Past award honorees include Ruby Dee, Susan L. Taylor, Missy Elliott, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah and Venus Williams. “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” celebrates the brilliance and beauty of women who shape our world and uplift our girls. Join the conversation now via Twitter @BET by using the hashtag #BlackGirlsRock before the airing on April 5, 2015.
“BET AWARDS” is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer! The “BET AWARDS” franchise is the No. 1 program in cable television history among the Black audience, and is still a top 10 awards show on television (Broadcast & Cable) among total viewers. It continues to hold the leadership position because it gathers the biggest stars in music, sports, Hollywood and philanthropy all on one stage for one incredible night.
You definitely won't want to miss all of the events planned this year during BET Awards on June 28, 2015, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Keep up with every thing that will go down during BET Awards and follow us on Twitter @BETAwards and like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBETAwards.
BET EXPERIENCE @ L.A. LIVE
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 26 – 28, 2015. 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, BET Fan Fest, seminars, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet and greets and other special appearances.
“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” returns for its ninth year, premiering on October 13, 2015, to highlight hip hop music with bold performances and breakthrough freestyle cyphers that set social media on fire. This is the one show where the hottest rap stars of today share the stage with the hip-hop icons of tomorrow. For more information before sure to visit BET.com/HipHopAwards
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For more information on all of BET Networks’ mega-specials, visit www.bet.com. Also, join the conversation on Twitter for all updates and special surprises @BET and @BET_PR.
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