MARY J. BLIGE, A$AP ROCKY, FRENCH MONTANA, GUCCI MANE, MAXWELL, SWAE LEE, SZA, XSCAPE, KHALID, KAMASI WASHINGTON AND EL DEBARGE JOIN ONE OF MUSIC’S HOTTEST STAGES AS PERFORMERS AT “BET AWARDS 17”
REMY MA, IRV GOTTI, DEON COLE, DERAY DAVIS, KOFI SIRIBOE AND CAST OF DETROIT (ALGEE SMITH, JASON MITCHELL, LAZ ALONSO AND JACOB LATIMORE) TO PRESENT
CHANCE THE RAPPER AND NEW EDITION TO BE HONORED
LESLIE JONES TO HOST “BET AWARDS 17” AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8 P.M. ET
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA® TAKES PLACE JUNE 22 – 25, 2017
New York, NY (June 20, 2017) – BET Networks announced today that R&B’s brightest stars Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, El Debarge, and in their first-ever BET Awards performance, Xscape, along with some of hip hop’s hottest talent including A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Khalid and SZA, and musician Kamasi Washington will perform at the “BET Awards 17”. The iconic annual show will also have performances from previously announced hitmakers including Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Future, Migos, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, New Edition, Post Malone, Roman GianArthur and Jessie Reyez. The “BET Awards 17” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances you won’t want to miss! The “BET Awards 17” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
In addition, hit makers Remy Ma and Irv Gotti, actors and comedians Deon Cole, DeRay Davis and Kofi Siriboe, along with the cast of “Detroit” (Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, Laz Alonso Jacob Latimore) join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017. Previously announced presenters include Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.
BET Networks also revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the “BET Awards 17.” In addition, multi–Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening’s Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.
As previously announced, Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.” Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their #1 hit “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Award. A full list of the “BET Awards 17” nominees is available here.
The “BET Awards 17” will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:00pm CEST. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the 2017 “BET Awards” live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, serves as Executive Producer. Connie Orlando, BET’s Interim Head of Programming, serves as Executive Producer for BET Networks.
The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 22-25, 2017. BET.com/betawards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. VIP Packages for the 5th year of the BET Experience weekend are better than ever and now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. Last year the in-demand VIP Packages sold out, so guests are encouraged to purchase now before the allotment is depleted. Full package amenities and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum and Gold VIP Packages can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.
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