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SNL FAVORITE, LESLIE JONES, TO HOST “BET AWARDS” AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25th FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8 P.M. ET

Hosted by Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” 2017 will include performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The start power continues as 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. and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 17th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.

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New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 “BET Awards”. 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. This year’s broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, super dope talent, and entertainment’s most provocative players. The iconic show continues to be a cultural rule breaker steeped in reinvention with some of the most memorable moments in Award show history. The “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. The 2017 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

New Edition is a legendary R&B group consisting of members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill. Throughout the course of their extensive musical career, New Edition released several chart-topping hits including “Candy Girl”, “Cool It Now”, and “Mr. Telephone Man” – for which they received multiple Soul Train Awards and American Music Award wins. In January 2017, BET launched The New Edition Story, a three-part miniseries that was also BET’s first scripted music-focused program. The show profiled the New Edition journey from the little-known boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to one of the most successful adult acts ever in the music industry. To date, New Edition has sold over 20 million records world-wide.

Chance the Rapper is a hip-hop artist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist who rose to popularity with his highly awarded and recognized mixtapes Acid Rap and Coloring Book. Chance has consistently used his musical platform to support a number of impactful educational, social and political initiatives – positively impacting both local and national communities. In 2016, Chance worked closely with President Obama on My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, an initiative of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color – working to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice. Chance has also activity fought gun violence, leading social campaigns in his home-town Chicago. Most recently, Chance the Rapper pledged to donate $1 million to in-need Chicago Public Schools in an effort to offset the lack of government funding provided to the area.

In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 including 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.

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 Beyoncéfor ‘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.

The 2017 “BET Awards” 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 8:00pm 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.

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The complete list of nominees for the 2017 “BET Awards” are:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ

KEHLANI

MARY J. BLIGE

RIHANNA

SOLANGE

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRUNO MARS

CHRIS BROWN

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

 

Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

FAT JOE & REMY MA

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

 

Best Collaboration

BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM

CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY

DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

BIG SEAN

CHANCE THE RAPPER

DRAKE

FUTURE

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

CARDI B

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

YOUNG M.A.

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

 

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”

BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”

DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”

HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”

KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”

 

Best New Artist

21 SAVAGE

CARDI B

CHANCE THE RAPPER

KHALID

YOUNG M.A.

 

Album of the Year

24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS

4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE

A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE

COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER

LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE

FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT

KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU

LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

 

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

ISSA RAE

JANELLE MONÁE

TARAJI P. HENSON

VIOLA DAVIS

 

Best Actor

BRYSHERE Y. GRAY

DENZEL WASHINGTON

DONALD GLOVER

MAHERSHALA ALI

OMARI HARDWICK

 

YoungStars Award

ACE HUNTER

CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

JADEN SMITH

MARSAI MARTIN

YARA SHAHIDI

 

Best Movie

FENCES

GET OUT!

HIDDEN FIGURES

MOONLIGHT

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

 

Sportswoman of the Year Award

GABBY DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SIMONE BILES

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

 

Sportsman of the Year Award

CAM NEWTON

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

STEPHEN CURRY

 

Centric Award

FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE

KEHLANI – DISTRACTION

MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

SYD – ALL ABOUT ME

YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

DRAKE – FAKE LOVE

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

 

Best International Act: Europe

BOOBA (France)

MHD (France)

CRAIG DAVID (UK)

EMELI SANDE (UK)

GIGGS (UK)

SKEPTA (UK)

STORMZY (UK)

WILEY (UK)

 

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (South Africa)

BABES WODUMO (South Africa)

DAVIDO (Nigeria)

NASTY C (South Africa)

STONEBWOY (Ghana)

TEKNO (Nigeria)

WIZKID (Nigeria)

MR EAZI (Nigeria)

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2016 Tickets Nominees Show DateDRAKE Leads The BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2016 Nominations For A Third Year In A Row With 14 Nominations | FUTURE Scores 10 Nominations | DJ KHALED With 9 Nominations And KANYE WEST With 8 Nods

DJ KHALED AND KENDRICK LAMAR WIN BIG AT THE 2016 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”

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For a third year in a row, Drake dominates the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2016 with 14 impressive nominations for ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)’ and as a featured artist in the ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’, ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Track of the Year,’ ‘People’s Champ Award,’ and 3 nods for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group.’



The BET “HipHop Awards” 2016 will be taped on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at its new venue, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, and will premiere on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Future scores the second-most nominations with 10 nods, including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style),’ ‘Best Mixtape,’ and ‘Best Collabo, Duo, or Group.’DJ Khaled follows closely with 9 nominations, including ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Track of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘People’s Champ Award,’ and two nods for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group;’ and Kanye West grabs 8 nods for ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)’ at the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2016.


Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ Award includes newcomers Chance the Rapper, Desiigner, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez and Anderson .Paak.



http://www.bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards/nominees.html
See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” ’16 Official Nominees:
Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz – Watch Out
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the Keys
Drake – Hotline Bling
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Kanye West F/ Rihanna – Famous
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the Keys
Drake & Future – Jumpman
Drake F/ Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Best Live Performer
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lyricist of the Year
Chance the Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Kanye West
DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Dr. Dre
Metro Boomin
Mike WiLL Made-It
Pharrell Williams
MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Track of the Year
All the Way Up – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
Controlla – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)
Hotline Bling – Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)
I Got the Keys – Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future)
Panda – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)
Album of the Year
DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Drake – Views
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future -DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bryson Tiller
Chance the Rapper
Desiigner
Tory Lanez
Hustler of the Year
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
Jay Z
Kanye West
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
Allhiphop.Com
Complex.Com
Hotnewhiphop.Com
Worldstarhiphop.Com
XXLMag.Com
Best Mixtape
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
French Montana – Wave Gods (Hosted By Max B)
Future – Purple Reign
Lil Uzi Vert – Lil Uzi Vert VS. The World
Young Thug – Slime Season 3
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – No Problem (Chance the Rapper F/ Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Drake – Work (Rihanna F/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – Freedom (Beyoncé F/ Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – Lockjaw (French Montana F/ Kodak Black)
Nicki Minaj – Down In the DM – Remix (Yo Gotti F/ Nicki Minaj)
Impact Track
J. Cole – Love Yourz
Jay Z – Spiritual
Jidenna – Long Live The Chief
Raury F/ Key – Trap Tears
Sir The Baptist F/ ChuchPeople – Raise Hell
People’s Champ Award
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
O.T. Genasis F/ Young Dolph – Cut It
Travis Scott – Antidote
Young Thug – Best Friend
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The 2016 complete list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared – “All The Way Up”

Best Live Performer

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Director X

DJ of the Year

DJ Khaled

Producer of the Year

Metro Boomin

MVP of the Year

DJ Khaled

Track of the Year

“All The Way Up” – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared)

Album of the Year

Drake – “Views”

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Chance the Rapper

Hustler of the Year

DJ Khaled

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/ App

COMPLEX.com

Best Mixtape

Chance the Rapper – “Coloring Book”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” (Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Impact Track

J. Cole – “Love Yourz”

People’s Champ Award

Travis Scott – “Antidote”

The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” has remained the most prominent hip hop showcase on television for ten years with its powerful performances, iconic hip hop honorees and much-anticipated cyphers. Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar tie the lead with three wins each; DJ Khaled wins “DJ of the Year”, “MVP of the Year”, and undoubtedly the “Hustler of the Year” award; Kendrick Lamarwins “Lyricist of the Year”, “Best Live Performer, and “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” for his verse in Beyoncé’s “Freedom”. The breakout newcomer, Chance The Rapper, picked up two awards including “Best New Hip-Hop Artist” and “Best Mixtape”. Drake also wins two awards including “Album of the Year” and “Best Hip-Hop Video” for “Hotline Bling”. And Travis Scottis crowned with the “People’s Champ Award”. Kendrick Lamar presented the “I Am Hip Hop” Award to Snoop Dogg whose speech was both politically and emotionally empowering.

Viewers tuned into the hottest performances by T.I. in his moving and politically charged song “We Will Not”; Gucci Mane made his return to the big stage with Travis Scott, Young Thug and Quavo. O.T. Genasis kept the high energy going with his performance and Brooklyn’s own Young M.A. brought the crowd to their feet with “Ooouuu”. LeCrae and Big K.R.I.T. performed “Power of Rap” freestyles that were passionate and thought-provoking. And some of the biggest performances of the night included Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Big Baby D.R.A.M., Dae Dae and Isaiah Rashad.

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The Recording Academy® will kick off the announcement of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® nominations Monday, Dec. 7th by revealing the nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on “CBS This Morning.” Immediately following, at 8:30 a.m. ET, nominations across all 83 categories will be announced via press release and made available on GRAMMY.com.

Music’s Biggest Night scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15th, 2016, at Staples Center in Los Angeles

GRAMMY Week — a weeklong series of cultural events culminating with Music’s Biggest Night — will again feature celebrations of music, education and philanthropy, including the annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, Clive Davis’ and The Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception, the Producers & Engineers Wing event, and the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon, among other events.

This edition of the Grammy Awards presentation will mark the first time the ceremony will be held on a Monday, after several years when the awards were presented on Sundays. The move is said to be temporary, as this edition will fall in an American holiday weekend (15 February will be President’s Day), and the Grammy organization opted for a ceremony to be held at the end, rather than in the middle of, this long holiday weekend. In addition, the move also avoids the ceremony facing stiff ratings competition from AMC’s hit horror series The Walking Dead.

The GRAMMY Awards telecast is one of television’s major broadcast events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials. This year’s 57th GRAMMYs drew 27 million viewers and generated 20.9 million show-related tweets globally. A combined viewership of more than 40 million in the U.S. alone tuned in for three GRAMMY-related shows during GRAMMY “season”: the 57th GRAMMY telecast, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” and the star-studded “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute.”

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The Academy’s mission statement is simple, but represents the heart and soul of the organization’s efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large.

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SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND 2015 HOSTED IN LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 5th-7th

Heading back to Orleans Arena, Soul Train Awards 2015 to feature soulful performances, tributes and special appearances by some of entertainment’s biggest stars

R.Kelly to Headline Soul Train Weekend Concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center with Special Guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common

Heading back to Orleans Arena, Soul Train Awards 2015 to feature soulful performances, tributes and special appearances by some of entertainment’s biggest stars

R.Kelly to Headline Soul Train Weekend Concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center with Special Guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common.

Soul Train Weekend 2015 will kick off on Thursday, November 5, 2015 and will include a ride on the hippest trip in America – the 2015 Soul Train Awards on Friday, November 6, 2015. This three day music celebration, taking place in Las Vegas, will celebrate soul and R&B music with special appearances & performances, a celebrity golf tournament, a Grammy Academy panel and more.

2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 will be aired on BET and Centric on Tuesday, November 10th at 8pm-10:30pm ET. All information and ticketing details for the 2015 Soul Train Weekend can be found at soultrainweekend.com.

Soul Train Weekend 2015. The weekend will feature both free and ticketed events such as the 2015 BET SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 TICKETS DATE VEGAS VIPSoul Train Awards; The official 2015 Soul Train Awards After – Party; The Soul Train Weekend Concert with R.Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common; Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party; and the Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf resort The hottest names in entertainment, including R.Kelly, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common.

November 5 – 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV (Various Locations)

A schedule of the weekend’s activities can be found below. For additional information and ticketing visit soultrainweekend.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Panel with industry professionals
Time: 1:45pm – 3:25pm
Location: Andre Agassi High School

2015 Soul Train Kickoff & Welcome Party
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Mandalay Bay

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
VIP Red Carpet Photo Opportunities and VIP Hospitality Suite
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Orleans Arena

Centric Presents: Soul Train Awards 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Orleans Arena

Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party
Time: 10:00pm
Location: LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf Club
Time: 7:00am
Location: Bali Hai Golf Club

Soul Train Weekend Concert presents R. Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Mandalay Bay

CENTRIC ANNOUNCES “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” 2015 NOMINEES

THE WEEKND, BRUNO MARS, AND MARK RONSON LEAD WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS, FOLLOWED BY BEYONCÉ, CHRIS BROWN, JIDENNA, AND TYRESE WITH FOUR NODS

“SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” TO ROCK LAS VEGAS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

“SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WILL AIR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 8PM ET
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CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, which will celebrate and honor R&B’s finest and most soulful artists on November 6, 2015 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. This year’s fete will take Vegas by storm with not-to-be missed moments including unforgettable performances, iconic tributes, and appearances by today’s leading musicians. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will air on Centric and BET Sunday, November 29th at 8PM ET.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will honor artists in 12 different categories. The Weeknd leads the pack alongside duo Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars with five nominations, including nominations for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for The Weeknd, Best Album of the Year for The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, Best Dance Performance for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” Best Collaboration for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” and all three leaders receiving nods for Video of The Year, Song of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jidenna, and Tyrese follow with four nominations in categories including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for Beyoncé, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for Chris Brown and Tyrese, and Video of Year for Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur’s “Classic Man,” to name a few.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is part of Soul Train Weekend at The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Mandalay Bay. The weekend includes the following events:

  • Thursday, November 5: GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Panel with industry professionals followed by 2015 Soul Train Kickoff & Welcome Party at Mandalay Bay Casino that evening
  • Friday, November 6: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, followed by Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub
  • Saturday, November 7: Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf resort, followed by Soul Train Weekend Concert Featuring R.Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Packages are on sale now on Ticketmaster.com, starting at $800. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, October 16 at 10am for the Centric Presents Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena (orleansarena.com) and the Soul Train Weekend Concert featuring R. Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Ticketmaster.com). General admission tickets to the Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub will be available at a later date to be announced. Additional information and ticketing can be found at SoulTrainWeekend.com.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015. Join the conversation on social by using hashtag #SoulTrainAwards.
The complete list of nominees for the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 are:

BET SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 TICKETS DATE LAS VEGAS

Best New Artist
ALESSIA CARA
DEJ LOAF
JIDENNA
JUSSIE SMOLLETT
TINASHE

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
CHRIS BROWN
D’ANGELO
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
TYRESE

Centric Certified Award
AVANT
CHRISETTE MICHELE
THE INTERNET
TYRESE
VIVIAN GREEN

Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR – CLASSIC MAN
KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song
ERICA CAMPBELL – MORE LOVE
FRED HAMMOND FT. BREEANN HAMMOND – I WILL TRUST
KIRK FRANKLIN – WANNA BE HAPPY?
LECRAE – ALL I NEED IS YOU
MARVIN SAPP – YES YOU CAN

Album of the Year
CHRIS BROWN – X
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD – BLACK MESSIAH
JILL SCOTT – WOMAN
THE WEEKND – BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS
TYRESE – BLACK ROSE

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
BIG SEAN FT. E-40 – IDFWU
FETTY WAP – TRAP QUEEN
KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT
NICKI MINAJ FT. DRAKE & LIL WAYNE – TRUFFLE BUTTER

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
BEYONCÉ
JANELLE MONÁE
JANET JACKSON
JILL SCOTT
TAMAR BRAXTON

Song of the Year
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR – CLASSIC MAN
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
RIHANNA – B***H BETTER HAVE MY MONEY
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”) – WRITTEN BY: LONNIE RASHID LYNN, JOHN ROGER STEPHENS AND CHE SMITH (COMMON & JOHN LEGEND)
APPARENTLY – WRITTEN BY: JERMAINE L. COLE, DAMON COLEMAN, FILIPPO TRECCA (J.COLE)
UPTOWN FUNK – WRITTEN BY: MARK RONSON, RUDOLPH TAYLOR, LONNIE SIMMONS, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE II, PETER GENE HERNANDEZ, JEFFREY NATH BHASKER, NICHOLAUS JOSEPH WILLIAMS, DEVON CHRISTOPHER GALLASPY, ROBERT LYNN WILSON, CHARLES K. WILSON, RONNIE WILSON (MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS)
EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK) – WRITTEN BY: ABEL “THE WEEKND” TESFAYE, AHMAD “BELLY” BALSHE, JASON QUENNEVILLE, STEPHAN MOCCIO (THE WEEKND)
SHAME – WRITTEN BY: WARRYN S. CAMPBELL II, SAM DEES, TYRESE DARNELL GIBSON, RON KERSEY, DE WAYNE JULIUS ROGERS (TYRESE)

Best Dance Performance
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
CHRIS BROWN X TYGA – AYO
JANELLE MONÁE & JIDENNA – YOGA
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
SILENTO – WATCH ME (WHIP/ NAE NAE)

Best Collaboration
BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
NICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ – FEELING MYSELF
OMARION FT. CHRIS BROWN & JHENÉ AIKO – POST TO BE

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P2P lending Clubs Funding Investing Sites

P2P lending Club Social Funding Investing SitesPeer-to-peer lending platforms such as Prosper and Lending Club have been in connecting wholesale numbers of individual lenders and borrowers.

Those earning little-to-nothing on their cash can more easily be connected to people who are willing to give them an above-market rate of return for capital, with no intermediary bank needed. “It’s absolutely the perfect arbitrage between countless frustrated low-yield investors and countless desperate small business owners hungry for financial survival and growth.

Brief History of P2P Lending Online

It was not until well after the new millennium started that for-profit p2p lending started to arise on the web. In 2005,Zopa started up in the UK as the world’s first online p2p lending service, and they are still going strong nowadays as the #1 p2p lending firm in the U.K. marketplace. In the United States of America, Prosper Marketplace started operations in Feb 2006 and within 9 weeks they’d received 100,000 members and serviced $20 million in loans.

peer-to-peer lending sites

They had the P2P loans marketplace to themselves until Lending Club started up in 2007. Within a year’s time of Prosper launching, Lending Club sprang up to contend straight against Prosper head-to-head.

But these successful, venture capital-backed startups also offer portfolios of loans that have quietly registered four to six years of solid returns with low defaults

P2P Lending Site Funding Circle Raises $150M Led By DST At A $1B+ Valuation

There are a number of other online lending platforms in the market today — Lending Club, Prosper, Zopa and Smava (which raised money today too) being a just a handful of the others out there working specifically in the area of P2P loans.

Samir Desai, the co-founder and CEO of Funding Circle, tells me that the company was not actively looking to raise the money and doesn’t even actually need it at the moment (sound familiar?). Of the $65 million it raised last summer, the “vast majority is still on the balance sheet,” he said in an interview.

P2P lending Clubs Funding Investing Sites

Because of this low awareness that Desai thinks the big competition for Funding Circle remains to be more traditional banks, which still account for most of the loans that small businesses get today.

Launched in 2010, Desai says that Funding Circle currently has around 40,000 investors putting money up for loans on its platform, with lenders ranging from individuals through to large institutions like the UK government.

The key characteristics of peer-to-peer lending are:

  • it is conducted for profit;
  • no necessary common bond or prior relationship between lenders and borrowers;
  • intermediation by a peer-to-peer lending company;
  • transactions take place on-line;
  • lenders may choose which borrowers to invest in;
  • the loans are unsecured and are not protected by government insurance;
  • loans are securities that can be sold to other lenders.

 

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Billboard Music Awards 2015Taylor Swift‘s 1989 has dominated the charts since its October release, so it’s no surprise that she also leads the just-announced finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Finalists were revealed Tuesday (April 7), starting with the first five categories announced by returning BBMA host Ludacris and Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz on ABC’s Good Morning America. Then Luda’s first-time co-host Chrissy Teigen and Empire star Jussie Smollett unveiled the remaining finalists during a Twitter press conference and Q&A.

Ludacris & Chrissy Teigen to Host 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Following Swift — who racked up 14 entries in 13 categories — is Sam Smith (13), Iggy Azalea (12) and Meghan Trainor (nine). Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions — measurements that are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015.

In addition to this year’s 40 chart-specific categories, fans will choose who gets the Billboard chart achievement award by voting on Billboard.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com and on Twitter; Swift, Azalea and Trainor are up for the only fan-voted prize.

The Billboard Music Awards — produced by Dick Clark Productions — will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, from 8-11 p.m. ET on ABC.

See the full list of finalists below:

TOP ARTIST
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

TOP NEW ARTIST
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

TOP MALE ARTIST
Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP DUO/GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5
One Direction

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

TOP TOURING ARTIST
Lady Gaga
One Direction
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams

TOP RAP ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Lorde

TOP LATIN ARTIST
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Calvin Harris
Lindsey Stirling

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That’s Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989

TOP SOUNDTRACK
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey

Frozen
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1
Into the Woods

TOP R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Michael Jackson, Xscape
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

TOP RAP ALBUM
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Garth Brooks, Man Against Machine
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

TOP ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC, Rock or Bust
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Hozier, Hozier
Lorde, Pure Heroine

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2
Santana, Corazon
Marc Anthony, 3.0

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Avicii, True
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, Motion
Skrillex, Recess
Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Lecrae, Anomaly
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP DIGITAL SONG
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP RADIO SONG
John Legend, “All of Me”
MAGIC!, “Rude”
Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Tove Lo, “Habits (Stay High)”

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP R&B SONG
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga, “Loyal”
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Jeremih feat. YG, “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

TOP RAP SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, “Black Widow”
Big Sean feat. E-40, “I Don’t F— With You”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”

TOP COUNTRY SONG
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”

TOP ROCK SONG
Bastille, “Pompeii”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
Fall Out Boy, “Centuries”
Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”

TOP LATIN SONG
J Balvin feat. Farruko, “6 AM”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, “Bailando”
Romeo Santos, “Eres Mía”
Romeo Santos feat. Drake, “Odio”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, “Latch”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, “Break Free”
Calvin Harris, “Summer”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, “He Knows My Name”
Hillsong United, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
MercyMe, “Greater”
Newsboys, “We Believe”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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YOUNG MONEY, BEYONCÉ AND PHARRELL WIN BIG AT THE BET AWARDS 2014

EPIC EVENING FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY CHRIS BROWN, LIL WAYNE, JENNIFER HUDSON, NICKI MINAJ, YOLANDA ADAMS AND MORE

Pharrell Williams opened the show with an energetic rendition of “Come Get It Bae” surrounded by a bevy of cheerleaders, and was joined by surprise performer and fellow Virginia native, the amazing Missy Elliott, who brought the crowd to their feet to “Pass That Dutch.” Williams became a familiar face on the stage after winning both “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist” and “Video of the Year,” and again coming on to present music icon Lionel Richie with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Young Money and Beyoncé took home the most trophies with three awards, as did acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” which swept the film award categories. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina each won two awards.

The tribute to Richie included a presentation of classics “Hello” and “Still” by John Legend and a pulsating rendition of “Brick House” by Ledisi. Just before Richie came on stage to accept his award, Yolanda Adams delivered a soulful, inspired performance of “Jesus Is Love,” bringing the crowd to its feet (and some to tears!) and prompting Richie to admit he was “glad [he] sang the song first.” Richie showed off his own skills when he sat at the piano and serenaded the audience with “Easy,” then got the crowd dancing along to “All Night Long.”

Chris Brown made a triumphant return to the “BET Awards” stage that drew a standing ovation. He proved he hasn’t missed a beat delivering an incredible performance of “Loyal,” which was amped up even more with appearances by Lil Wayne, Tyga and Travis Barker.

Always one to get the crowd going, Lil Wayne got the mosh pit popping with “Krazy” and “Believe Me.” Jennifer Hudson showed off her incredibly powerful pipes during a performance of “Walk It Out” and debut of her new single “It’s Your World” as a disco roller derby swirled around her. One of today’s hottest rising stars, Jhené Aiko joined John Legend on stage for one of the most impressive performances of the evening.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first album, Usher performed an action-packed medley of his biggest hits, including “Yeah!” “Confessions,” “Caught Up” and “Love In This Club,” which drew a standing ovation. Nicki Minaj gave an dramatic Alice In Wonderland-inspired performance of “Chi-Raq” and “Pills N Potions,” filling the stage with oversized mushrooms, a contemporary dancer and a white rabbit.

T.I. showed off his lyrical prowess with “No Mediocre,” while Iggy Azalea wowed the crowd with her skills with her hit single “Fancy.” Fan and crowd favorite August Alsina, whose earlier performance alongside Trey Songz and Chris Brown drew squeals from all of the ladies in the house, took home the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. Robin Thicke gave a mesmerizing performance of “Forever Love,” while surprise performers Troop, Color Me Badd and Silk scored huge cheers, as each group took the stage for their biggest hits for a ’90s throwback medley of “All I Do Is Think of You,” “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “Freak Me.”

Presenter Kerry Washington, making her first television appearance since giving birth to daughter Isabelle in April, got in on the night’s fun with co-presenter Kevin Hart, who tried to convince the crowd that he was, in fact, Oliver Pope, a reference to Kerry’s alter-ego Olivia Pope on her hit show “Scandal.”

Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres’ pizza delivery at this year’s Oscar® Awards, Rock provided the audience with a delivery of Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n Waffles, which they accepted with enthusiasm. Rock had the crowd laughing throughout the night, thanks to his riffs on a range of hot topics, from Donald Sterling to Jay-Z and Solange to Dr. Dre and the Beats/Apple deal.

A taped performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z of “Partition” capped the epic night, which delivered on its promise to be the hottest ticket in town. The “BET Awards” ’14 drew the biggest names in music, entertainment and sports, with appearances by Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Regina Hall, Larenz Tate, Bow Wow, Keshia Chante, Eva Marcille, Terrence Jenkins, Keyshia Cole, Mike Tyson, Nick Cannon, Zendaya, DeSean Jackson, Boris Kodjoe, Gary Owen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese and Nate Parker.

Tim King (Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies) and Denzel Thompson (a 19-year-old founder and manager of a successful community urban farm and garden) were recognized as the 2014 Shine-A-Light recipients.

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The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among Urban-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers and athletes in 19 categories.

In addition to all of these incredible moments, the complete list of “BET Awards” ’14 winners is:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Pharrell Williams

Best Group
Young Money

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
August Alsina

Best Gospel Artist
Tamela Mann

Best Actress
Lupita Nyong’o

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor

YoungStars Award
KeKe Palmer

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This

Centric Award
Jhené Aiko – The Worst

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan

FANdemonium Award
Beyoncé

BET.com/BETAwards (http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards.html) is the official site for the “BET Awards” ’14 and features all the incredible content from this year’s show. Join the conversation on social media by following BET’s multiple social media platforms dedicated to the BET Awards:

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The “BET Awards” ’14 took place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® in Los Angeles from June 27-29th. The show will premiere on BET’s international network Tuesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m. GMT.

Encore viewings of the show will air on BET on:
• Monday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.* (immediately followed by the post-show)
• Saturday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.*
• Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.*

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BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE AND MUSIC MATTERS TEAM UP WITH BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW TO PRESENT THE ROAD TO THE BET EXPERIENCE CONCERT SERIES

FREE, WEEKLY SATURDAY CONCERTS BEGIN MAY 31st AT 3 P.M. FEATURING ERIC BENET, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, CANDICE GLOVER, DAY 26 AND MORE

BET EXPERIENCE LA MUSIC MATTERS CONCERT SERIES

BET Networks and AEG today announced a partnership with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in Los Angeles, CA to present an exciting, free weekly Saturday concert series beginning May 31 leading up to the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola June 27th-29th, 2014.

The concerts, free of charge and open to the public, conclude with a final performance on Saturday, June 21st.

Just a few of the artists scheduled to perform include Eric Benet, Marsha Ambrosuis, “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, Day 26, RaVaughn, Eric Bellinger, Adrian Marcel, Dondria, Mila J. and more. Be sure to visit http://www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com for the latest updates.

The road to BET Experience at L.A. Live presented by Coca-Cola is guaranteed to be an exciting journey as the Los Angeles community gears up for the upcoming BET weekend that includes 3 nights of concerts at STAPLES Center and Club Nokia, a 2-day FREE fan fest, the Sprite Celebrity Basketball game, Genius Talks, live tapings of “106 & Park,” a Gospel showcase and more – all leading up to the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

BET Networks’ music initiative, Music Matters, has a history of showcasing rising stars across multiple platforms. From hip hop’s Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, R&B’s Marsha Ambrosius and Elle Varner, and the elevating gospel of Mali Music and LeCrae, Music Matters is dedicated to connecting artists to their fans.

All concerts begin at 3 p.m. Outdoor seating on the promenade is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Single day tickets and 3-day package for STAPLES Center and Club Nokia concerts are all on-sale now. Single day STAPLES Center tickets are priced starting at $59.50, $99.50 and $149.50. The 3-day STAPLES Center Concert ticket packages are $199, $299 and $399. Tickets for the Club Nokia shows are on-sale now with prices ranging from $25 to $79.50. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.betexperience.com or at http://www.AXS.com

To have exclusive access to the best seats and roll like a true VIP throughout the weekend, a limited number of VIP Packages are available. Both the Gold and Diamond VIP Packages include the only public access to purchasing “BET Awards” tickets. Get the best of everything with the Diamond Package that includes hospitality throughout the weekend, a special “BET Awards” red carpet experience and much more! Visit betexperience.com/VIP for more information.

All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola can be found at BETExperience.com. Guests can purchase tickets, book exclusive hotel rates and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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DWYANE WADE TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTED BY STATE FARM AT THE BET AWARDS ‘13

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CHART-TOPPING ARTIST MIGUEL ADDED TO THE LINE-UP OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES | GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING GROUP THE ROOTS TO PERFORM AT THE BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE ON THE CENTRIC SOUL STAGE AT CLUB NOKIA WITH CELEBRITY FRIENDS NELLY, EVE, MC LYTE AND TOO $HORT | For The First Time Ever, BET Networks Presents the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE; A Three-Day Event Including Festivals, Concerts, Seminars, Kicking Off Friday, June 28, 2013 | BET AWARDS ’13, Hosted by Chris Tucker / LIVE from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm* on BETNetworks http://bethiphopawards2007.blogspot.com

New York, NY – May 30, 2013 – On Sunday, June 30, 2013, live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade will be honored with the BET Awards ‘13 Humanitarian Award presented by State Farm for his commitment to excellence and dedication to community and worldly charitable causes.http://bethiphopawards.blogspot.com

R&B singer Miguel has been added to the line-up of mega-star performers who will rock the BET Awards ’13 stage. Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker, the show will also include electrifying performances by platinum recording artist Chris Brown, R. Kelly and many…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSbfu8fIZmo

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