BET Awards 2023 Returns To Los Angeles To Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop
BET announces “BET Awards” 2023 will return LIVE from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25. Culture’s Biggest Night will celebrate five decades of Hip Hop throughout the LIVE telecast on BET. “BET Awards” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for two consecutive years, 2022 and 2021, and is the #1 cable award show among Urban adults 18-49 for the 21st consecutive year (CY02-CY22). BET AWARDS 2023 Returns Live From LA
Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee and Executive Produce the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy to Co-Executive Produce for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.
About BET Media Group
The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Urban community and championing Urban culture. Connecting Urban audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international.
ABOUT “BET AWARDS”
“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among Urban Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories. BET AWARDS 2023 Returns Live From LA
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ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service Emmy® winning production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. BET AWARDS 2023 Returns Live From LA
The company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series—Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series – Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans, Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Urban Music, competition/game shows—Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk shows – Yara Shahidi’s Day Off and Face to Face with Becky G, and children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Urban Voices (Daytime Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows—The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials—The Super Bowl Halftime Show (Primetime Emmy® Award winner), Lil Rel Howery: I said it. Y’all thinking it., CNN’s Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom, Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Emmy® winner Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards and The Golden Globes. Collins produced the 2021 Oscars. BET AWARDS 2023 Returns Live From LA
BET PARTNERS WITH IHEARTMEDIA TO AIR NATIONALLY SYNDICATED HIT RADIO SHOW
“THE BREAKFAST CLUB” ON BET
THE AWARD-WINNING MORNING SHOW STARRING
DJ ENVY AND CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD
WILL BE TELEVISED WEEKDAYS STARTING
MONDAY, APRIL 17th AT 9 AM ET/PT
BET announced a partnership with iHeartMedia that will bring the award-winning hit morning show “The Breakfast Club” starring DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God from iHeartMedia New York’s Power 105.1 to BET’s 2023 programming lineup. BET Airs THE BREAKFAST CLUB Weekdays 9am
BET will televise a one-hour special edition of “The Breakfast Club” daily Monday through Friday. These specials will feature unrivaled interviews and conversations with celebrities, artists, and thought leaders along with entertainment news and conversations punctuated with The Breakfast Club’s signature blend of honesty and humor.
The wildly popular, culture shifting morning show will be available weekdays to millions of fans starting Monday, April 17th at 9 AM ET on BET and VH1. Episodes from the week will all be available to stream every Sunday on BET+.
“The Breakfast Club on BET” marks the brand’s return to producing daily programming for the first time since “106 & Park” in 2014. It also marks the brand’s noteworthy and exciting introduction to daytime television.
“We’re thrilled to partner with iHeartMedia to bring The Breakfast Club and their unique brand of entertainment and cultural commentary to our audiences,” said BET CEO and President Scott Mills. “We recognize the show’s influence and popularity, and we are confident that the partnership will be meaningful to our viewers and to our partners. Hosts Charlamagne and DJ Envy are long time members of the BET and Paramount family, so we couldn’t be more excited to welcome The Breakfast Club home to BET.”
“BET and iHeartMedia have a shared mission in engaging and entertaining lovers of hip-hop culture, so this partnership couldn’t be a better fit,” said Brian Rikuda, EVP, Enterprise Growth Strategy, Business Operations, and Programming Strategy, BET. “This addition to BET’s programming lineup will superserve our loyal audiences with fresh content from the celebrities they love and expand our reach to new daytime audiences.”
Each episode of “The Breakfast Club on BET” will feature the A-list celebrity interviews that are a mainstay of the broadcast radio edition, as well as the signature segments audiences have come to know and love, like Front Page News, the Rumor Report, and Charlemagne’s Donkey of the Day.
“What began as a daily morning radio show over a decade ago in New York City, has now become a cultural beacon across America,” said John Sykes, iHeartMedia’s President, Entertainment Enterprises. “This new partnership with BET will expand the radio show’s reach to millions more watching on this iconic television network.”
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to showcase The Breakfast Club on BET,” said DJ Envy. “I love what the new BET is doing!”
“BET has been the home of so many cultural institutions, like Rap City and 106 & Park, that have shaped a generation,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “Those shows laid the foundation for The Breakfast Club to stand on and grow into the cultural institution that we have become. We look forward to carrying on the tradition.”
“The Breakfast Club and BET are a perfect partnership,” said Thea Mitchem, iHeartMedia’s Executive VP of Programming. “We’re excited to team up with BET to expand the reach of The Breakfast Club as they continue to entertain, enlighten, and uplift culture.”
“The Breakfast Club” has become the bullhorn for modern culture and is widely regarded as the most informative and entertaining top-rated contemporary Hip-Hop/R&B morning show today. The Breakfast Club has become a must-stop destination for musicians, entertainers, and politicians alike with guests on the show ranging from former President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, and VP Kamala Harris to Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, Future, 50 Cent, Lizzo, Will Smith, and Alicia Keys. The morning program originates from iHeartMedia’s legendary Power 105.1/WWPR-FM in New York and is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks on more than 100 stations nationwide, including markets such as Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and Detroit. The Radio Hall of Famers also host “Weekends with The Breakfast Club,” a three-houry weekly program featuring a countdown of the top 20 hits of the week.
About Charlamagne Tha God
Lenard “Charlamagne Tha God” McKelvey is a multimedia mogul, Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and best-selling author. With nearly two decades of the pulse of culture in TV and Radio, he serves many roles as a co-host of The Breakfast Club, with drives millions of listeners daily, host of Comedy Central’s Hell Of A Week With Charlamagne Tha God, a late-night show he co-created with Stephen Colbert, as well as an executive producer for numerous television and film projects.Continuously growing his media empire, Charlamagne has established several strategic partnerships including The Black Effect Podcast Network with iHeartMedia and Black Privilege Publishing, his publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster among others. He is also the author of The New York Times Best Selling Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and the nationally best-selling book, Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me. Charlamagne founded the Mental Wealth Alliance, a forward-thinking foundation created to destigmatize, accelerate, and provide trailblazing mental health outreach and care across the U.S. while building an unprecedented long-term system of generational support for Black communities.
About DJ Envy
With a passion for music, DJ Envy started spinning at the age 16. As he perfected his craft, he quickly began gaining recognition as he evolved into one of the most notable DJ’s over the years. DJ Envy travels from city to city connecting with his fans nationwide, hosting some of the hottest clubs and events. Reigning from Queens, New York, DJ Envy set out to pursue his dreams while becoming a role model and philanthropist. He soon began contributing back to his fans and community by teaching generational wealth, real estate seminars and providing paid opportunities for other DJ’s. You can find Envy co-hosting the most dangerous morning show on nationally-syndicated radio, The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club now reaches an average of over 4+ million listeners, on nearly 100 stations, in over 40+ cities. In addition, he has his own podcast on YouTube and audio platforms with his wife titled “The Casey Crew” addressing topics on love, family and culture. Furthermore, he is a National Best Seller alongside his wife as they published a book called Real Life/ Real Love. DJ Envy is an experienced businessman, family man, lover of the culture, car enthusiasts, actor, real estate mogul and an entertainment industry leader with a powerful voice reaching varies demographics across the country.
iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
MF Doom and Madlib are Madvillain ALL CAPS!
MF DOOM, also known as Daniel Dumile, was a British-American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and DJ. He was born in London on July 13, 1971, and moved to Long Island, New York, with his family when he was a child. He began his musical career in 1988 as a member of the hip hop group KMD, which released two albums before disbanding in 1993.
After the breakup of KMD, Dumile retreated from the music industry for a few years. He then reemerged in 1997 under the new name MF DOOM, adopting a comic book-inspired persona and signature metal mask. He released his debut solo album, Operation: Doomsday, in 1999, and went on to release a further five solo albums, as well as several collaborative albums.
MF DOOM was known for his unique and innovative approach to hip hop, his complex rhyme schemes, and his use of samples from a wide range of genres. He was also a prolific producer, and produced many of his own tracks as well as tracks for other artists.
MF DOOM was a highly respected figure in the hip hop community, and his music has been praised by critics and fans alike. He died on October 31, 2020, at the age of 49.
Here are some of MF DOOM’s most notable achievements:
- He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2005 for his album Madvillainy.
- He was named one of the 100 greatest rappers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2012.
- He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022.
MF DOOM’s music continues to be enjoyed by fans around the world, and his legacy is one of innovation, creativity, and influence. ref: BARD
MF DOOM, also known as Daniel Dumile, was a British-American rapper and record producer known for his intricate wordplay , signature metal mask, and “supervillain” stage persona. He began his career in 1988 as a member of KMD, but the group disbanded in 1993 after the death of member DJ Subroc, Dumile’s brother. After a hiatus, Dumile reemerged in the late 1990s, adopting the MF Doom persona and rarely making unmasked public appearances thereafter. Between 2003 and 2005, Dumile released four solo albums and three collaborative albums. Madvillainy (2004), recorded with producer Madlib under the name Madvillain, is often cited as Dumile’s magnum opus and is regarded as a landmark album in hip hop. Dumile passed away on October 31, 2020, and is considered one of the most celebrated and influential musicians in hip hop. ref: YOU.COM
MF DOOM was an English-born American hip-hop artist, best known for his “super villain” stage persona and unique lyricism. He also rapped under further alter egos Viktor Vaughn and King Geedorah and in the collaborative project Madvillain ref: BING AI
MF DOOM was also a producer and had a significant impact on music, repurposing pop culture for his unique sound ref: Perplexity AI