BET Sounds Off Black Music Month on a High Note

New Original Scripted Series from Irv Gotti “Tales,” Exclusive 2017 BET Experience Weekend Programming, Block Parties and More

All Leading up to the 2017 BET Awards June 25 th

#BETBMM

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 pm EDT

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"The award shows that get it right are on BET."

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last year then-President Barack Obama stated, “African American music helps us imagine a better world,” and declared June Black Music appreciation month. This year, BET is celebrating Black Music Month with a full lineup of over 25 hours of music-based programming, new BET originals and fan-favorite classic films. The #BETBMM slate will feature an 18-hour “House Party” marathon, 3 new A Very Soul Train music specials June 3 rd , 10 th and 17 th 7PM ET and Black Music Month Block Parties including a special 46th birthday tribute to hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur on June 16th. Audiences can see the abovementioned and highlighted programs below throughout the month…

  • TALES: From executive producer Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo comes a new series that takes hip hop records and creates mini-movies that take you on a cinematic adventure through the song. Season premieres Tuesday, June 27 th at 10PM ET with “F*ck The Police.”
  • THE 2017 BET AWARDS NOMINATION SPECIAL: This special highlights the nominees and performers for the 2017 BET Awards. It also previews the upcoming 2017 BET Experience weekend. Special premieres Thursday, June 15 th at 9PM ET /re-air Friday, June 23 rd 12PM ET.
  • BLACK MUSIC MONTH BLOCK PARTY (BETX EDITION): Gives viewers a bird’s eye view of all the exclusive events at the 2017 BET Experience in a full day of movies, special features and live programming. Coverage begins Friday, June 23 rd at 12PM ET .
  • THE 2017 BET AWARDS: The New York Times said it best, “The award shows that get it right are on BET.” Sunday, June 25 th catch the 2017 BET Awards Pre-Show at 6PM ET as stars gear up to see chart topping talent and the best up-and-comers hit the main stage. Then at 8PM ET the 2017 BET Awards premieres LIVE from Los Angeles on BET and Centric.

Join the conversation using the hashtags #BETBMM #BLACKMUSICMONTH #SOULTRAIN #BMMBLOCKPARTIES #BETX #2017BETAWARDS and be sure to catch all of the excitement from the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday, June 25 th at 8PM ET .

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BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

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