"106 & PARK" CELEBRATES THE END OF AN ERA WITH A WEEK LONG CELEBRATION FEATURING THE RETURN OF 106 HOSTS & FAREWELL MESSAGES FROM TODAY’S BIGGEST STARS
New York, NY (December 16, 2014) – It’s official! “106 & PARK” bids farewell on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6 pm/ET. The live, two-hour finale will take a look back at the impressive history of “106 & PARK,” along with a few of 106’s most notable guests. A staple in pop culture for over a decade, “106 & PARK” established itself as the stage where stars were made and the premiere platform showcasing the best in entertainment from Hollywood’s A-list, music’s top recording artists to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. Join “106 & PARK” throughout the week to see former hosts return to the show and celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Common, Big Sean, Ashanti, Fabolous, and Ja Rule wish 106 farewell!
On Friday’s farewell celebration, “106 Final Act,” past “106 & PARK” hosts including original hosts AJ and Free (2000 – 2005), Big Tigger and Julissa (2005 – 2006), Terrence J. and Rocsi (2006 – 2012), and The Search hosts: Miss Mykie, Paigion and Shorty da Prince (2012 – 2013), join current hosts Shad Moss (formerly Bow Wow) and Keshia Chanté (2013 – 2014) for the final airing of “106 & PARK.” Before “106 & PARK” says goodbye, the hosts will recap the Hollywood stars that appeared throughout the years, Freestyle Friday, the show’s popular Freestyle rap battle, and reintroduce some of the artists that got their big break from appearing on the show.
Many fans first discovered their favorite artists on the “106 & PARK” stage and since the beginning September 11, 2000, “106 & PARK” has been integral in launching the careers of numerous hip-hop and R&B artists. In addition to appearances from past hosts, the live star-studded series finale will feature celebrity guest appearances and surprise performances from the hottest names in music and entertainment. Watch live as our generations biggest entertainers return to show to say goodbye for what is sure to be an emotional farewell.
“If I want to know who’s the hottest in music, who’s making a difference, and who’s doing something impactful or relevant I gotta go to “106 & PARK.” –Usher / Artist
“’106 & PARK’ always has the most fun, live, surprising moments.” –Ciara / Artist
“If it wasn’t for “106 & PARK” I don’t think I would be the artist I am today.” – Shad Moss (Bow Wow) / Host
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 25 consecutive quarters among adults 18-49, according to the Nielsen Company, and has been integral in launching the careers of numerous artists. “106 & PARK” has become THE destination for today's brightest stars including Denzel Washington, Madonna, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, 50 Cent, Will Smith, Drake and many, many others. “106 & PARK” will host its final daily on-air show December 19, 2014 concluding its impressive 14 year run. The “106 & PARK” brand remains strong and will continue to produce various specials throughout the year including its annual New Year’s Eve show, “106 & PARTY,” along with live event experiences at the “BET Awards” and BET Experience.
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