BET Networks acclaimed music mega-specials are back for 2014. Viewers at home can expect never before seen musical performances, extraordinary surprises, today's biggest celebrities and an array of fresh talent throughout each broadcast.
Here's a look at what's on tap this year:
"BET Honors" ~The Washington Post says, "The annual Bet Honors have just about perfected the ideal mix of glamour, inspiration, humor and sex appeal." We could not have said it better! "BET Honors" shows the world 'what extraordinary looks like' by saluting luminaries whose lives and revolutionary work contribute to and elevate our culture. Airing during Black History Month, "BET Honors" is a shimmering night of dynamic performances and tributes that cross genres and generations. In 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama presented Dr. Maya Angelou with her honor. In 2013, Phylicia Rashad conferred the honor upon Halle Berry and Ledisi sang "Everlasting Love" for Chaka Khan. Now that's extraordinary viewing for the entire family. Tapes Feb 8. at Warner Theater, Washington, D.C. Premieres Feb, 24.
"Celebration of Gospel" ~ The biggest night that celebrates gospel music, America's truly original and internationally loved art form only happens on BET. The 14th annual "Celebration of Gospel" is a star-studded gathering of some of the best voices in Gospel and R&B. Impossible to duplicate, this is the only performance show that literally moves your spirit. Tapes March 15 at Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, Calif. Premieres April 6.
"BET Awards" & BET Experience ~ The franchise is the #1 Program in Cable Television History among the Black audience, and is still a top 10 awards show on television (Broadcast & Cable) among total viewers. It continues to hold the leadership position because it gathers the biggest stars in music, sports, Hollywood, and philanthropy all on one stage for one incredible night. The "BET Awards" delivers electrifying performances, moving tributes and the most unforgettable moments on TV. Premieres 29 June at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.
"Hip Hop Awards" ~ The show returns for its ninth year to highlight hip hop music, with bold performances and breakthrough freestyle cyphers that set social media on fire. This is the one show where the hottest rap stars of today share the stage with the hip-hop icons of tomorrow. Tapes Sept. 20 at Atlantic Civic Center, Atlanta, Ga. Premieres fourth quarter.
"Black Girls Rock!"~The NAACP Image Award-nominated special is both timely and timeless, saluting dynamic leaders in entertainment, business, philanthropy and beyond. Past award honorees include Ruby Dee, Susan L. Taylor, Missy Elliott, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, and Venus Williams. Featuring emerging and legendary talent, touching tributes to present-day role models and soulful, surprising musical performances, "Black Girls celebrates the brilliance and beauty of women of color who shape our world and uplift our girls. Tape Date: Oct. 18 at NJPAC, Newark, NJ and premiers in the fourth quarter of 2014.
"Soul Train Awards"~ The hippest trip in America keeps grooving forward. The iconic brand that defined a generation returns for 2014 with its signature awards show. Featuring never before-seen musical collaborations and powerful tributes from world-class performers, the "Soul Train Awards" brings you the most revered and promising voices in soul and R&B. And since airing on both our networks is always better, the "Soul Train Awards" is simulcast on Centric and BET.
For more information on BET Networks mega-specials visit http://www.bet.com.