Meek Mill, Fantasia and more added to 2019 BET Awards | News

JUST ADDED AS PERFORMERS TO THE 2019 BET AWARDS: MEEK MILL, FANTASIA, DABABY, JEREMIH, KIRK FRANKLIN, ERICA CAMPBELL, KELLY PRICE, JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS AND JAMES FUNK OF RARE ESSENCE

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LA LA ANTHONY, AYESHA CURRY, LARENZ TATE, AMANDA SEALES, REVEREND AL SHARPTON, RYAN DESTINY, JACOB LATIMORE, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, MIKE COLTER, DAMSON IDRIS, JODIE TURNER-SMITH, MELINA MATSOUKAS ALSO ADDED AS PRESENTERS AT BET AWARDS 2019

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REGINA HALL WILL HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL LIVESTREAM AWARDS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM THE MICROSOFT THEATER LOS ANGELES AT 8 PM ET

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New York, NY (June 20, 2019) -Today BET networks announces the addition of new performers and presenters appearing at the 19th edition BET Rewards. Meek Mill, Fantasia, DaBaby, Jeremih, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds and James Funk of Rare Essence will perform at 2019 BET Rewards, and La La Anthony, Ayesha Curry, Larenz Tate, Amanda Seales, Reverend Al Sharpton, Ryan Destiny, Jacob Latimore, Raphael Saadiq, Mike Colter, Damson Idris, Jodie Turner-Smith and Melina Matsoukas are ready to present. Hosted by Regina Hall, the 2019 BET Rewards will broadcast live Sunday, June 23 at 8/7c from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

the BET Awards 2019 will celebrate the best in entertainment and culture, including posthumously featuring the late Nipsey Hussle with the Humanitarian Award and honoring him with a special tribute performance by john legend, DJ Khalid and GY. Plus, the Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and Entertainment Mogul Tyler Perry will be recognized with the Ultimate Icon Award.

As previously announced, the 2019 BET Awards will also feature performances by Cardi B, Migos, ELLE, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, City Girls’ Yung Miami, Lucky Daye, and Kiana Lede, with presenters including Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin.

Cardi B leads this year’s nominations with a total of seven, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Album of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award and two separate nominations in the categories of Best collaboration and video of the year. Duck follows with five nominations for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award. Other main nominees include Beyonce, Travis Scott and J.Cole, who received four nominations each, and Bruno Mars, 21 Wild, Childish Gambino, HER. and Ella May, who received three nominations each.

The 2019 BET Awards will be simulcast LIVE at 8/7 a.m. on seven Viacom networks in the United States, including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo. Internationally, the show will first simulcast on BET Africa at 2 a.m. CAT on June 24, followed by international airings in the UK on June 24 at 9 p.m. BST, in South Korea on June 25 at 9 p.m. KST and in France on June. 25 to 21h CEST. Internationally, BET will honor the Best International Act in-show, as well as the Best New International Act category and the fan-elected BET International Global Good Award during the live red carpet pre-show. .

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at BET, will serve as Executive Producer for the 2019 BET Awards alongside Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

BET.com/betawards is the official site for the BET Awards and will have all the latest news and updates on this year’s show.

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ABOUT BETTING 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 African American audiences. The leading BET channel reaches over 90 million homes and can be seen in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, the UK 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 worldwide.

ABOUT THE “BET AWARDS”

The “BET Awards” are one of the most watched awards shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable television history among African Americans, and it’s BET’s #1 TV broadcast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of performers, entertainers and athletes in a variety of categories.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins has been instrumental in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in musical entertainment. Collins has produced groundbreaking and award-winning television programs including “BET Awards”, “Grammy Awards”, “Soul Train Music Awards”, “BET Honors”, “UNCF an Evening of Stars”, “ABFF Awards”, and “BET Hip Awards”. hops.” Collins was executive producer of the hit television series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” starring Kevin Hart, and of “The New Edition Story,” a biopic about the boy band that aired in three parts on BET in January. 2017. He is also the executive producer of the VH1 shows “Dear Mama” and “Hip Hop Squares” with Ice Cube. More recently, JCE produced “The Bobby Brown Story”. The miniseries picked up where “The New Edition Story” miniseries left off and chronicled the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s band through his solo success. It debuted on BET in September 2018 and was the network’s highest-rated non-tentpole program since “The New Edition Story.” Up next for JCE is the second season of “American Soul” on BET and Netflix’s upcoming series “Rhythm and Flow.”