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BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the first group of performers set to take the stage at the "BET Awards" 2018. The iconic annual show will feature performances by some of music's biggest stars including , Janelle Monáe, Migos, H.E.R., and Ella Mai. Now in its 18th year, the "BET Awards" continues to break boundaries for creating culturally relevant and brilliantly entertaining broadcasts. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the "BET Awards" 2018 will air LIVE on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
As previously announced, DJ Khaled
dominates this year's nominations with a total of six including 'Video of the Year,' two for 'Best Collaboration,' with Rihanna
and Bryson Tiller
for 'Wild Thoughts,' and with Jay-Z, Future
and Beyoncé for 'Top Off,' 'Album of the Year,' and 'Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice.' Kendrick Lamar
follows with five nods including 'Best Collaboration,' with Rihanna
for 'Loyalty.,' 'Video of the Year,' 'Album of the Year,' and 'Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice.' Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including 'Best Group,' and 'Album of the Year,' and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist' and 'Best New Artist.'
The "BET Awards" 2018 will premiere around the world on BET's international networks. It will air in the U.K. on June 26th at 9:00 p.m. BST, in AFRICA on June 26th at 8:00 p.m. CAT, in France on June 26th at 9:00 p.m. CEST and in South Korea on June 26th at 9:00 p.m. KST. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the "BET Awards" 2018 live with BET Play, BET International's subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, stand-up comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.
Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET will serve as Executive Producer for the "BET Awards" 2018 along with Jesse
Collins, CEO of Jesse
The "BET Awards" 2018 will take place along with THE BET EXPERIENCE at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 21-24, 2018. BET.com/betawards is the official site for the "BET Awards" and will have all the latest news and updates about this year's show. VIP Packages for the sixth year of THE BET EXPERIENCE weekend are better than ever and now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows, all levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater. Full package amenities and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum, Gold Plus and Gold VIP Packages can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.<
General tickets for THE BET EXPERIENCE at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola(R) are on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
ABOUT "BET AWARDS"
The "BET Awards" is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The "BET Awards" franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.