WE TOLD YOU WE GOT YOU: STEVIE WONDER ADDED TO THE STAR-STUDDED CELEBRATION OF PRINCE THAT’S GEARING UP TO BE THE HOTTEST MUSIC MOMENTS OF THE YEAR

06/23/16

YOUNG THUG, ERYKAH BADU, JENNIFER HUDSON, FRENCH MONTANA, FAT JOE, REMY MA, TORI KELLY AND BILAL JOIN AS PERFORMERS
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JAMIE FOXX, TARAJI P. HENSON, BOBBY BROWN, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, SPIKE LEE, KARRUECHE TRAN AND MORE ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS
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ANTHONY ANDERSON AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS TO HOST 2016 “BET AWARDS” AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES, CA AT 8 P.M. ET
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BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA® TAKES PLACE JUNE 23-26, 2016
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New York, NY (June 23, 2016) – BET Networks is keeping their word that “they got you.” The network revealed this morning that multi Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stevie Wonder, will bring the house down during one of the multiple show-stopping performances spread throughout the show paying homage to Prince at the 16th annual “BET Awards”. Taking place live on Sunday, June 26, 2016, also confirmed to take the stage are Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, Beyoncé’s rising music duo CHLOE X HALLE  and Bilal, along with previously announced performers Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots. Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the “BET Awards” will also include several BIG SURPRISES from beginning to end that you WON’T want to miss!
 
Jamie Foxx, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Spike Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Debra Lee, Wood Harris, Karrueche Tran, Deon Cole and Yara Shahidi will join the previously announced presenters for the annual highly-anticipated event, including DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, BET’s “Music Moguls” (Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dogg,) Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, the cast of BET's New Edition Biopic (Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers and Woody McClain)and BET’s F in Fabulous cast (Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza and Savannah Lynx).
 
Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals and Bibi Bourelly are also confirmed to perform during the show on the Music Matters Stage Presented by Nissan. The 2016 “BET Awards” will also honor Samuel L. Jackson with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Jesse Williams with the evening’s Humanitarian Award. A full list of the 2016 “BET Awards” nominees is available here
 
The “BET Awards” 2016 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00pm CEST.
 
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serves as Executive Producer. Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming; Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music; and Specials and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials serve as Executive Producers for BET Networks.
 
The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 23-26, 2016.  BET.com 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 BET Experience weekend are now on-sale.  In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for the 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.  The 1,000+ VIP Packages sold out in 2015, 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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