IT’S GONNA BE A B-DAY AT THE BET AWARDS ’07
AS BEYONCé TOPS ALL NOMINEES WITH SIX NODS
Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Akon and Gnarls Barkley Also
Earn Multiple Nominations With Three Each
Award Winning Comedienne, Actress and Author Mo’Nique has Returned to Host the
Star- Studded BET AWARDS ’07 Show Televising Live from Los Angeles’ Famed
Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, June 26
Legendary Songstress Diana Ross to Receive BET Lifetime Achievement Award and Critically Acclaimed Actor and Activist Don Cheadle Set for BET Humanitarian Award
50 Cent and T.I. Among Featured Performers
BlackTree Media Host : niresha kalaichelvam
LOS ANGELES, (May 16, 2007) — BET Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), today announced the nominees, host and recipients of the Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian honors for their signature awards show — The BET Awards ’07. As cable television’s number 1 awards show, BET AWARDS ’07 is raising the stakes and promises to be the hottest show on television for the seventh year running. BET is making history again as the biggest stars in music, sports and entertainment converge on Los Angeles for a night of fabulous performances and unforgettable surprises on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT (tape delayed to the MST and PST time zones) live from the historic Shrine Auditorium.
BET will recognize the achievements of artists, entertainers and athletes in 14 categories. R&B queen Beyoncé, fresh off the success of her latest CD “B-Day” and the award-winning film “Dreamgirls,” leads
the pack with six nominations. Beyoncé is up for Best Female R&B Artist; Best Collaboration for duets with Jay-Z on “Déjà vu” and “Upgrade U”; Video of the Year for “Irreplaceable” as well as her sultry turn with Shakira on “Beautiful Liar”; and in the Viewer’s Choice Award category.
Among the other multiple nominees with three each are: Oscarâ winner Jennifer Hudson, the break-out star of “Dreamgirls”; R&B singing sensation Ciara; Hip Hop balladeer Akon; and the soulful duo Gnarls Barkley.
New kid on the block Robin Thicke, scored his first pair of BET AWARDS nods for best R&B Artist and Viewer’s Choice for his chart-topping hit “Lost Without You.” Other two-fers include Ludacris, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, the late Gerald Levert, Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, Mary, Mary and Corrine Bailey Rae.
Hosting the show for the third time is the hilarious comedienne, actor and author Mo’Nique, who kicked things off last time around with a show-stopping rendition of Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love,” which was voted the number one moment of any BET AWARDS show and one of TV Guide Channel’s Greatest Moments of the year (2004).
In keeping with the history-making track record of the most highly-anticipated night in Black entertainment, BET is pulling out all of the stops in naming this year’s special honorees. The lengendary songstress, the original Boss — Diana Ross — will be in the house to receive BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Joining the former First Lady of Motown is award-winning actor and activist Don Cheadle, who will be honored with BET’s Humanitarian Award for his efforts to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur.
“Diana Ross’ impact on the cultural landscape is almost impossible to measure. Her achievements as an artist extend across the medium and decades. Don Cheadle is one of the best actors today — period. He uses the credibility he’s built with the audiences to call attention to one of the most pressing global crisis in the world today. We’re grateful for his art and his heart,” said Reginald Hudlin, President of Entertainment, BET Networks. A BlackTree Media Production Thank you for watching! Blacktree is at all the hottest events on the planet (award shows, movie premieres and press junkets, fashion shows, etc.) and now BLACKTREE ON TV brings stars to YOU on Soul of the South! Watch Full episodes below, and tune in!
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