Snoop Dogg, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Sly Pyper, Tye Tribbett to Perform and John Legend, Tyra Banks, Terry Crews, Anderson.Paak, Lakeith Stanfield to Present at "BET Awards" 2018 with Appearances by DJ Khaled, Wale and More | Financial Buzz

Snoop Dogg, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Sly Pyper, Tye Tribbett to Perform and John Legend, Tyra Banks, Terry Crews, Anderson.Paak, Lakeith Stanfield to Present at BET Awards 2018 with Appearances by DJ Khaled, Wale and More

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), today
announced the final group of Hollywood’s hottest to take the stage at
this year’s “BET Awards.” Snoop Dogg, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Sly
Pyper and Tye Tribbett are set to perform while John Legend, Tyra
Banks, Terry Crews, Anderson.Paak and Lakeith Stanfield will
present, alongside appearances by Questlove, Wale, Markelle Fultz and
Black Thought at the iconic annual show. Hosted by Jamie Foxx,
the “BET Awards” 2018 will air LIVE on Sunday, June 24 at 8 pm ET
from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

As previously announced, “BET Awards” 2018 will feature
performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Ella Mai,
2 Chainz, Big Sean, YG, Miguel, Jay Rock, Yolanda Adams and SiR,
with presenters including T.I., Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Chloe x Halle,
Yvonne Orji, Bobby Brown, Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Mike Colter,
Woody McClain, Jacob Latimore, Gabrielle Dennis, Tyler Perry, Regina
Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick.
Dominating this year’s nominations is DJ Khaled with a total of 6
including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with
Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts,’ and with Jay-Z,
Future and Beyoncé for ‘Top Off,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and
‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Kendrick Lamar follows with five
nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for ‘Loyalty.,’
‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’
Choice.’ Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four
awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA,
also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’
and ‘Best New Artist.’

In addition, R&B music legend, and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Anita
Baker will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement
Award at the “BET Awards” 2018. For the first time, BET has selected six
individuals – James Shaw Jr., Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin
Blackman, Shaun King and Anthony Borges – to be honored as Humanitarian
Heroes for doing extraordinary things in some of the most disheartening
of situations.

The “BET Awards” 2018 will premiere around the world on BET’s
international networks. It will air in the UK on June 26th at 9:00PM
BST, in Africa on June 26th at 8:00PM CAT, in France on June 26th at
9:00PM CEST and in South Korea on June 26th at 9:00PM KST.
Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the “BET Awards”
2018 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, stand-up 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.

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET
will serve as Executive Producer for the “BET Awards” 2018 along with
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The “BET Awards” 2018 will take place along with the BET
Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 21-24, 2018. 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 6th
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, all levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests
the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET
Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. Full package amenities
and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum, Gold Plus and Gold VIP Packages
can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.

General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by
Coca-Cola® are on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.

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ABOUT BET 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 the African-American audience.
The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can
be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom
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;
CENTRIC, 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 around the globe.

ABOUT “BET AWARDS”

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 African-Americans,
and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and
successes of artists, 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 played an integral role in
producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music
entertainment. Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning
television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, Soul
Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the
BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an executive producer of the hit TV
series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, the
critically-acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy
band that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017 and
posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million
viewers. He is also the executive producer of VH1 shows Dear Mama and
Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube. He has appeared on the cover of Vibe
magazine and has been featured in numerous publications including Ebony
magazine. JCE will next produce The Bobby Brown Story. The mini-series
will pick up where The New Edition mini-series left off and chronicle
the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band
through his solo success, his affair with Janet Jackson and
tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston. Spanning 30 years
of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets
of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given
the chance to prove himself as a solo artist. The Bobby Brown Story also
will be a story about redemption. Through sobriety, the singer learns to
be a better man, husband and father — finding love again and remarrying
in 2012. It will air on BET in September 2018.

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