via press release:
15th ANNUAL “BET AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 28
AT 8PM ET ON BET
JANET JACKSON TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL ULTIMATE ICON: MUSIC DANCE VISUAL AWARD WITH SPECIAL DANCE TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE
BY CIARA, JASON DERULO AND TINASHE
SMOKEY ROBINSON TO BE HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND TOM JOYNER TO BE RECOGNIZED WITH HUMANITARIAN AWARD
HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, “BET AWARDS” 2015 WILL AIR LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015 ON BET NETWORKS FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES, CA
TYGA, ROBIN THICKE, K. MICHELLE, JANELLE MONAE AND JIDENNA ARE A FEW NAMES SET TO JOIN CHRIS BROWN, KENDRICK LAMAR, NICKI MINAJ, BIG SEAN AND MORE AS PERFORMERS DURING THE “BET AWARDS” 2015
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The highly-anticipated 15th annual “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 28 on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Viewers can tune in to BET for all the star-studded performances and presenters at 8pm ET (tape delayed to Pacific and Mountain Time Zones).
Hosted by “Black-ish” co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, the epic event will feature Janet Jackson as recipient of the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award with Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe slated to perform a special dance tribute to the iconic entertainer. In addition, Smokey Robinson has been announced to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Joyner the Humanitarian Award at this year’s ceremony. Additional names to be announced.
The full list of “BET Awards” 2015 performers includes Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, Smokey Robinson, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Ciara, Jason Derulo, Tinashe, Tyga, Robin Thicke, K. Michelle, Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah from the hit show “Empire,” Donnie McClurkin, Silento, Fetty Wap, Future, Omarion, E-40, Gary Clark Jr. Tori Kelly and Anthony Hamilton.
Laverne Cox, Zendaya, Michael B. Jordan, Kelly Rowland, Saana Lathan, Michael Ealy, DeSean Jackson, Barry Floyd, Jay Ellis, La La Anthony, Lauren London, Teyanna Taylor, Allen Iverson, Brandy, Brittany Daniel, Donald Glover, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and Charlie Wilson are all slated to appear as presenters at this year’s ceremony.
A full list of the “BET Awards” 2015 nominations is now available at www.BET.com.
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The “BET Awards” 2015 will air LIVE on Sunday, June 28, 2015 on BET and will premiere around the world on BET’s international network on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CAT and will air live on MTV Australia for the very first time (check local listings).