BET Awards

  1. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 7:36 PM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twic ...

  2. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  3. Debra Lee

    November 28, 2012 1:53 PM EST Chairman/CEO, BET Networks Rating Gains Under the leadership of BET Networks chairman/CEO Debra Lee, flagship channel BET continues to post viewership and ratings gains, according to Nielsen, through a diverse slate of original programming, awards ...

  4. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  5. Too Pop For Comfort?

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM EDT When Chris Brown claimed his second No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 this week, he also logged an unexpected accomplishment. The singer/songwriter became the second R&B hitmaker in a month to bow at No. 1 with a comparably soft launch. Brown&# ...

  6. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

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    July 09, 2012 3:46 PM EDT The Righteous Leader Blah blah On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood& ...

  8. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 05, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Chris Brown is looking to get his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as his new Fortune set is headed for the top. Industry sources suggest that the album -- his fifth studio release -- will sell around 125,000 to 140,000 by ...

  9. Backbeat: Interscope, Warner Music Group Host BET Awards After Parties With Kevin Liles, Todd Moscowitz, More

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Michael Kyser (President of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group) poses with DJ D-Nice at the Warner Music Group BET Awards after party. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Following the 12th annual BET Awards on Sunday, which was widely regarded as a resounding ...

  10. Backbeat: Cash Money Throws BET Awards Party With Birdman, Slim, Monte Lipman, Cortez Bryant, More

    July 03, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Celebrating the Cash Money Billboard cover are (from left) Ronald "Slim" Williams, Cash Money's Vernon Brown, Universal Republic's Monte Lipman, Young Money president Mack Maine, Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Billboard ...

  11. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  12. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  13. Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill, BET

    June 27, 2012 11:44 AM EDT Dynastic Duo Consistency has become the hallmark of Black Entertainment Television. The cable channel’s leader, Debra Lee, has been with the Viacom-owned company for more than 25 years. Hill has handled music programming and specials for ...

  14. Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead BET Award Noms; Samuel L. Jackson Tapped As Host

    May 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a family affair at the upcoming BET Awards: Kanye West has the most nominations with seven, while his mentor, Jay-Z, earned five, and Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, received six. Jay-Z and West collaborated last year on the ...

  15. Will Grammy Ratings Spike Make 2013 Ad Rates Soar?

    February 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST (Getty Images) With ad rates already averaging an all-time high of $800,000 heading into this year's Grammy Awards telecast (Billboard, Feb. 18), will CBS be able to charge even more in 2013? Due in part to the untimely death of Whitney Houst ...

  16. Madonna's Super Bowl Performance Caused 10,245 Tweets Per Second

    February 06, 2012 2:35 PM EST The world's most powerful promotional event met the leading real-time social media tool during the Super Bowl Sunday evening. Records were set and a pop icon's upcoming album and tour got off to a fantastic start. Madonna's performa ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Jon Platt

    January 26, 2012 9:47 PM EST No. 87 Jon Platt President of North America, Creative EMI Music Publishing Twitter: @EMIMusicPub Sound Broker... Three years ago, Jon Platt found himself at the BET Awards in work mode. Then president of West Coast creative and head of urban for E ...

  18. Billboard Power 100: Debra Lee

    January 26, 2012 8:20 PM EST No. 94 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO BET Holdings Power, according to Debra Lee, "means being able to set your own destiny. And, in my instance, it means being able to navigate BET, Centric and our other platforms in the direction that's approp ...

  19. Person Two

    January 20, 2012 1:55 PM EST On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique outdoor bar, H ...

  20. Person Three

    January 14, 2012 2:10 PM EST   On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique out ...

  21. Urban Power List: Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill

    January 13, 2012 4:18 PM EST Debra Lee & Stephen G. Hill Chairman/CEO, BET Networks President of Music Programming & Specials, BET Networks Website: BET.com Twitter: @StephenGHill Dynastic Duo Consistency has become the hallmark of Black Entertainment Television. The ...

  22. Robert Black

    January 12, 2012 3:42 PM EST Merchandising Mania On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s bou ...

  23. John White

    January 12, 2012 3:39 PM EST Tech Titan W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. On a sunny Saturday afternoon i n Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards ...

  24. Listicle Thumbnail Test 2

    January 12, 2012 3:36 PM EST Listicle Thumbnail Test Subtitle On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood&am ...

  25. Mark Smith

    January 12, 2012 3:23 PM EST Retail King On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique ou ...

  26. Robert Jones

    January 12, 2012 3:15 PM EST Running the Game Why on earth is this not working? On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W ...

  27. Listicle Thumbnail Test

    January 12, 2012 3:10 PM EST Titan of Tech W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. On a sunny Saturday afternoon i n Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awar ...

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    January 11, 2012 1:23 PM EST King of Universe W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. On a sunny Saturday afternoon i n Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris ) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET ...

  29. Listicle Numerical Test

    January 11, 2012 12:43 PM EST A Numberical list test   On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood&a ...

  30. Listicle Numberical Testing

    January 11, 2012 1:50 AM EST Captain of Industry On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s bou ...

  31. Person One

    January 06, 2012 1:53 PM EST Listicality On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique ou ...

  32. Chris Brown To Concentrate on Music and 'Not Do Interviews,' Says Manager

    January 04, 2012 5:13 PM EST He appeared down for the count in 2009. He'd been arrested, and pleaded guilty to felony assault for beating then-girlfriend Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years' probation and six months of community service. The court of public opin ...

  33. Listicle Numerical Test

    December 11, 2011 1:17 PM EST Cheif Titan On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (.born Ciara Princess Harris.) was all the buzz at Epic Records' Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood's boutique outdoor ba ...

  34. 2012 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 01, 2011 4:59 AM EST stars are born THEY'RE FROM country, hip-hop, indie FOLK and electronic dance music- thIS YEAR'S new kids on the block The Band Perry The Band Perry has quietly become one of country's biggest breakouts and pop crossovers in recent ...

  35. Neil Portnow on Tonight's Grammy Nominations Show, Controversial Category Changes

    November 30, 2011 7:10 PM EST For the fourth Grammy nominations broadcast, the Recording Academy will return Wednesday night to the Nokia Theater from Club Nokia in the same L.A. Live complex. The return is the result of the Recording Academy, executive producer Ken Ehrlich an ...

  36. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Debra Lee

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 7 Debra Lee Chairman/CEO, BET Networks Website: Bet.com Twitter: @bet Under chairman/CEO Debra Lee, BET Networks continues to make ratings strides, as evidenced by the success of two cornerstone programs: its annual BET Awards and "The Ga ...

  37. Chris Brown Tour Dates Revealed; T-Pain and Kelly Rowland on the Bill

    August 10, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Chris Brown will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour in Toronto on Sept. 12 and he's taking T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga along for the cross-country ride that will bring the R&B star to his native Virginia, as well as Los Angeles before ending i ...

  38. Britney Spears' 'Go' Surges on Hot 100; Chris Brown, Foster the People Rise on Top 200: Chart Moves

    July 07, 2011 11:54 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO leaps to its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock , lifts 3-1 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors . Other notable moves, ...

  39. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 7:34 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilario ...

  40. Chris Brown Leads With 6 Nods at 2011 BET Awards

    May 18, 2011 8:10 AM EDT NEW YORK - Last year at the BET Awards, Chris Brown performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson. It marked the beginning of a comeback for the embattled pop star. This year, Brown is the top contender at the award show with six nominations. ...

  41. Alicia Keys Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 'songs in A minor'

    April 12, 2011 7:38 PM EDT Time indeed flies: 10 years have passed since the release of Alicia Keys' multi-platinum debut album, "songs in A minor." To celebrate that milestone, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer is releasing Deluxe and Colle ...

  42. Web Trends: Chris Brown, Eminem, Drake, Katie Price and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) No music terms trending at this time. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Chris Brown's Michael Jackson Tribute @ the 2010 BET Awards 2. Chris Brown cries @ BET Awards 2010 - RIP Michael Jackson 3. Eminem feat Rihan ...

  43. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, Dollywood, Michael Jackson and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) 13. Dollywood Miley Cyrus and Kenny Rogers are set to help Dolly Parton celebrate that 25th anniversary of Dollywood, her amusement park, in a special that will air on Hallmark. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Chris ...

  44. Chris Brown Makes Surprise Appearance At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening’s real buzz center ...

  45. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Early BET Award Winners

    June 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West got Sunday's BET Awards off to a musical start, opening the show from atop a volcano on stage. In his first TV appearance since dissing Taylor Swift at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, West stood in a beam of light as he pe ...

  46. Jay-Z Leads Nominees At Music-filled BET Awards

    June 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Justin Bieber. Kanye West and T.I. John Legend and Prince. Hosted by Queen Latifah, Sunday night's BET Awards promise to be a star-studded affair, and organizers say it will be packed with more performances than in previous years. W ...

  47. BET To Give Prince Lifetime Honor

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This month's BET Awards will be a royal affair: Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor. The 51-year-old joins the likes of James Brown, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Al Green in being honored by the BET Awards, which will celebrate ...

  48. Kanye West Joins BET Awards Lineup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will perform at BET Awards 2010, June 27, according to an announcement posted today on the cable network's website. It will be the rapper's first appearance at an awards show since he upstaged Taylor Swift at last year's ...

  49. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms, Queen Latifah To Host

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year’s ...

  50. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

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