Usher, Common, The Roots & More to Perform at the White House for BET Concert Special

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Usher performs at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party on AT&T Live at Pier 15 on Sept. 16, 2016 in New York City.

Friday's concert will air Nov. 15 on BET.

Music lovers President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are joining BET Networks to present a star-studded musical celebration at the White House on Friday. The lineup -- encompassing R&B, hip-hop and gospel -- includes Usher, Jill Scott, Common, The Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams and KiKi Sheard.

Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) and Angela Bassett will make appearances at the musical celebration, hosted by television personality Terence J and actress Regina Hall. BET will premiere the concert special on Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

In a statement announcing the concert, BET Networks chairman/CEO Debra Lee said, “Our country has been led for the past eight years by an extraordinary President and First Lady. “We have all witnessed history in the making and I am humbled by this momentous opportunity for BET Networks to join the Obamas for this musical celebration.”


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