WALE, JEREMIH, QUEEN NAIJA, K. MICHELLE, BOYZ II MEN, KELLY PRICE, MORRIS DAY, LUKE JAMES, RO JAMES, BJ THE CHICAGO KID, SiR, EARTHGANG, TIANA MAJOR9, STOKLEY, PINK SWEAT$ and TEAMARRR TO PERFORM AT 2019 “BET PRESENTS: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS”
ANTHONY HAMILTON, CARL THOMAS, ERYKAH BADU, KEYSHIA COLE, LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, AND ROBERT GLASPER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL SOUL CYPHER
PRESENTERS TO INCLUDE BABYFACE, KIRK FRANKLIN AND MORE
TISHA CAMPBELL & TICHINA ARNOLD TO HOST THE ANNUAL AWARDS AIRING LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 FROM THE ORLEANS ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, NV AT 8 P.M. ET
TO APPLY FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THE 2019 BET PRESENTS: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS:
New York, NY – (November 07, 2019) – Today BET Networks announces performers for the annual BET 2019 Soul Train Awards featuring an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in R&B, Gospel, Adult Urban Contemporary and soul. Performers include Wale feat Jeremih and Kelly Price, Queen Naija, K. Michelle, SiR, Boyz II Men, Luke James, BJ the Chicago Kid and more. The 2019 BET Presents: Soul Train Awards will air LIVE on Sunday, November 17, 2019, 8PM EST from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
The annual Soul Cypher will bring together top vocalists for a spellbinding melodic performance including Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole, Le’Andria Johnson and Robert Glasper.
Additionally, the network announced the first group of presenters who will take the stage including Babyface and Kirk Franklin.
As previously announced, Chris Brown leads with 8 nominations, followed by Drake with 7 nods, and Beyoncé and Lizzo with 6 each. Five-time Grammy Award winning producer duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are also set to receive The Legends Award and Billboard Gospel Artist of The Last Decade, Yolanda Adams is set to receive the fifth annual Lady Of Soul Award.
Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will serve as Executive Producer for the BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards along with Jesse Collins and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards.
The complete list of announced BET 2019 Soul Train Awards performers and presenters are:
WALE FEAT. JEREMIH AND KELLY PRICE
BOYZ II MEN
LUKE JAMES / RO JAMES / BJ THE CHICAGO KID
EARTHGANG & TIANA MAJOR9
MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME
ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), 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; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT:
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran and Emmy® Award nominee Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, the company has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment including groundbreaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. On the scripted side, JCE has produced numerous shows for BET including Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart as well as the critically acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series. It posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers. It was followed by The Bobby Brown Story, which chronicled the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success, and was the highest rated non-tentpole program on the network since The New Edition Story. The company’s second season of American Soul, the critically-acclaimed period drama based on the untold rise of the iconic music and dance program Soul Train, will debut in 2020. For VH1, JCE has produced the network’s annual Mother’s Day special, Dear Mama and the hit game show Hip Hop Squares and for HBO, the hit comedy special, Amanda Seales I Be Knowin’. JCE also produced Rhythm and Flow where judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. searched for the next breakout hip-hop star in this music competition series for Netflix and Nashville Squares for CMT. Collins is also a producer for The Grammy Awards and was on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop 100 Power Players list. He has been featured in numerous publications including Ebony magazine’s Power 100 issue and on the cover of Vibe magazine. Go to http://www.jessecollinsent.com/ for more information on the company.
ABOUT SOUL TRAIN HOLDINGS
SOUL TRAIN HOLDINGS, LLC was formed in May 2008 and is owned by InterMedia Partners and a partnership between Magic Johnson Enterprises and Ron Burkle's investment firm, The Yucaipa Companies. The iconic franchise and catalog consists of more than 1,100 episodes and 40 specials from Don Cornelius Productions, Inc. Soul Train is the longest running, first-run, nationally syndicated music program in television history. During its 35-year run, the show featured lasting innovations such as the Soul Train line and the legendary sign off “Love, Peace and Soul.” At the heart of the show was Don Cornelius, the dancers and influential artists such as James Brown, Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Hall & Oates, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Prince, Run D.M.C. and Destiny’s Child.
ABOUT THE ORLEANS ARENA
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).
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