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BET SOUNDS OFF BLACK MUSIC MONTH ON A HIGH NOTE
<b>BET SOUNDS OFF BLACK MUSIC MONTH ON A HIGH NOTE</b>
BET NETWORK SALUTES BLACK MUSIC MONTH WITH SLATE OF PROGRAMS STARTING JUNE 3.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

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, three new “A Very Soul Train” music specials June 3, 10 and 17 at 7 PM (ET) and “Black Music Month Block Parties” including a special 46th birthday tribute to hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur on June 16.

Audiences can see the above mentioned and highlighted programs below throughout the month...

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 June 15 at 9 PM (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 at 12 PM (ET).

THE 2017 BET AWARDS: The New York Times said it best, "The award shows that get it right are on BET." Mark your calendars as June 25 is the day to catch the 2017 BET Awards Pre-Show at 6 PM (ET).

The stars gear up to see chart topping talent and the best up-and-comers hit the main stage. Then at 8 PM (ET) the 2017 BET Awards premieres live from Los Angeles on BET and Centric.

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 June 27 at 10 PM (ET) with "F*ck The Police."

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 June 25th at 8 PM (ET).

ABOUT BET NETWORKS:

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, is 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 offers 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 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.

Editor’s Note: Some information used in this report obtained from publicity department press releases.