BET INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS THE “BET AWARDS” 2018 VIEWER’S CHOICE “BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT” NOMINEES

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ASIA,  June 12 2018 – BET International has announced the nominees for the “BET Awards” 2018 Viewer’s Choice “Best New International Act” category. This year’s lineup is more global than ever before, featuring artists from around the world.

 

The “BET Awards” 2018 nominees Viewer’s Choice “Best New International Act” nominees are:

 

MC SOFFIA (BRAZIL) – #IPICKMCSOFFIA18

PRINCE WALY (FRANCE) #IPICKWALY18

TAKE A MIC (FRANCE) #IPICKTAKEAMIC18

KWESI ARTHUR (GHANA)#IPICKKWESIA18

NINIOLA (NIGERIA) #IPICKNINIOLA18

SJAVA (SOUTH AFRICA) #IPICKSJAVA18

SIK-K (SOUTH KOREA) – #IPICKSIKK18

NAILAH BLACKMAN (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO) – #IPICKNAILAHB18

NOT3S (UK) – #IPICKNOT3S18

IAMDDB (UK) – #IPICKIAMDDB18

 

Fans can support their favorite new international artist by voting online at BET.com or tagging BET International @BET_Intl on Instagram using the hashtags above. Voting for the viewer’s choice category is now open, and will close on June 19 at 11:59pm BST. The winner will be announced at the “BET Awards” red carpet special airing before the show begins. Once you place your vote, be sure to follow us on Instagram @BET_Intl.  

 

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the “BET Awards” 2018 will include performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Ella Mai and more. A full list of the  “BET Awards” 2018 nominees is now available here.

 

The “BET Awards” 2018 will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 26 at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 26 at 8:00pm CAT, in France on Tuesday, June 26 at 9:00pm CEST and in South Korea on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:00pm 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 on June 24 at 8:00pm ET. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup 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 Collins Entertainment.

 

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 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 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® are on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.

 

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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, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

 

ABOUT BET INTERNATIONAL

BET Networks is the leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for people that want to know what’s hot, what’s next and what matters in black culture. BET is currently viewed in more than 125 million homes in over 60 countries around the world, including the United States, the UK, France, sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. BET International is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms.

 

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.

 

BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®

BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 21 - 24, 2018 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day festival will be filled with music concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center; BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Microsoft Theater.

 

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.  Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an executive producer of the hit TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, the critically-acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017 and posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers.  He is also the executive producer of VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube.  He has appeared on the cover of Vibe magazine and has been featured in numerous publications including Ebony magazine.  JCE will next produce The Bobby Brown Story.  The mini-series will pick up where The New Edition mini-series left off and chronicle the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston.  Spanning 30 years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist.  The Bobby Brown Story also will be a story about redemption. Through sobriety, the singer learns to be a better man, husband and father — finding love again and remarrying in 2012.  It will air on BET in September 2018.

 

 

 

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Sheila Lim

Management Associate, Communications, SEA

Viacom International Media Networks Asia  t: (65) 6420 7121 e: sheila.lim@vimnmix.com

 

 

 

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