Mary J. Blige to Obtain Lifetime Obtain Award

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2019 “BET AWARDS” TO HONOR GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING AND OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTRESS MARY J. BLIGE WITH PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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

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New York, NY – (June 12, 2019) –Right now BET Networks publicizes Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, Oscar-nominated actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige shall be honored with the celebrated Lifetime Achievement Award on the 19th annual “BET Awards.” The 2019 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 23, at 8pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on BET.

With a profession of landmark achievements, together with eight multi-platinum albums, 9 Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a SAG nomination, Mary J. Blige has remained a determine of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of many defining voices of the modern music period, and she or he has cemented herself as a worldwide famous person. And within the ensuing years, the singer-songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base, liable for propelling worldwide gross sales of greater than 50 million albums.

 

She started shifting folks along with her soulful voice on the age of 18 when she grew to become Uptown Information’ youngest and first feminine artist. Through the years, Blige has helped redefine R&B within the modern music period with chart-topping hits like “Be With out You,” “No Extra Drama” and “Household Affair.” On the 2018 Academy Awards, Blige made historical past as the primary double nominee throughout the appearing and music classes for Greatest Track and Greatest Supporting Actress for her work on “Mudbound.”

 

As beforehand introduced, the primary group of performers for the 19th annual “BET Awards” consists of Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Child, Yung Miami of Metropolis Ladies, Fortunate Daye and Kiana Ledé. Moreover, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin have been additionally introduced as presenters.

 

The 2019 “BET AWARDS” will simulcast LIVE at 8PM ET throughout seven Viacom networks within the U.S., together with BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Traditional, VH1 and Emblem. Internationally, the present will simulcast for the primary time on BET Africa at 2AM CAT on June 24, adopted by worldwide broadcasts within the U.Okay. on June 24 at 9PM BST, South Korea on June 25 at 9PM KST and in France on June 25 at 9PM CEST.  Internationally, BET will honor Greatest Worldwide Act in-show, together with the fan-voted class Greatest New Worldwide Act and BET Worldwide International Good Award, through the dwell crimson carpet pre-show.

 

Connie Orlando, Govt Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET, will function Govt Producer for the “BET Awards” 2019 together with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Leisure.

 

BET.com/betawards is the official website for the “BET Awards” and may have all the newest information and updates about this 12 months’s present.

 

Observe us @BET_PR AND @BETAWARDS

 

ABOUT BET NETWORKS

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s main supplier of high quality leisure, music, information and public affairs tv programming for the African-American viewers. The first BET channel reaches greater than 90 million households and will be seen in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American client model with a various group of enterprise extensions: BET.com, a number one Web vacation spot for black leisure, music, tradition and information; BET HER, a 24-hour leisure community focusing on the African-American girl; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Dwelling Leisure; BET Dwell, BET’s rising competition enterprise; BET Cell, which offers ringtones, video games and video content material for wi-fi gadgets; and BET Worldwide, which operates BET across the globe.

 

ABOUT “BET AWARDS”

The “BET Awards” is among the most-watched awards exhibits on cable tv in response to the Nielsen Firm. The “BET Awards” franchise stays the #1 program in cable TV historical past amongst African People, and it’s BET’s #1 telecast yearly. It acknowledges the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers and athletes in quite a lot of classes.

 

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Leisure (JCE) is a full-service tv and movie manufacturing firm based by leisure trade veteran Jesse Collins. For greater than a decade, Collins has performed an integral function in producing a few of tv’s most memorable moments in music leisure. Collins has produced groundbreaking and award-winning tv programming, together with “BET Awards,” “Grammy Awards,” “Soul Practice Music Awards,” “BET Honors,” “UNCF An Night of Stars,” “ABFF Awards” and “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Collins was an govt producer of the hit TV collection “Actual Husbands of Hollywood,” starring Kevin Hart, and the critically acclaimed “The New Version Story,” a biopic on the boy band that aired as a three-part miniseries on BET in January 2017. He’s additionally the chief producer of VH1 exhibits “Pricey Mama” and “Hip Hop Squares” with Ice Dice. Most lately, JCE executive-produced “The Bobby Brown Story.” The miniseries picked up the place “The New Version Story” miniseries left off and chronicled the proficient however troubled singer’s exit from the favored 80s boy band by means of his solo success. It debuted on BET in September 2018 and was the highest-rated non-tentpole program on the community since “The New Version Story.” Subsequent for JCE is the second season of “American Soul” on BET and Netflix’s upcoming collection “Rhythm and Movement.”

 

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