Best Soul Train Awards To Date Airs November 30
BEST-EVER SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 AIRS ON CENTRIC TV NOVEMBER 30 7p/8c;
WENDY WILLLAMS TO HOST PLUS PERFORMANCES BY CHRIS BROWN, JODECI, LIL’ KIM, MISSY ELLIOT AND MANY MORE
Red Carpet Hosted by Tamar Braxton and Legends Award Presented to Kool & the Gang!
NEW YORK, NY (November 14, 2014) – The most soulful time of year is here again! This month, the annual SOUL TRAIN AWARDS (#SoulTrainAwards) comes back to Centric, a BET Network. Centric, today’s 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show November 30 at 8 pm/7 central. The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is dedicated to celebrating and honoring R&B’s finest and most soulful artists in front of legions of dedicated fans.
This year’s fete takes Vegas by storm with not-to-be missed moments, including unforgettable performances, iconic tributes, and appearances by today’s leading musicians. The most impressive SOUL TRAIN AWARDS show to date, this year features media mogul, talk show host and all around funny-woman, Wendy Williams as host. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and television personality Tamar Braxton will lead the red carpet pre-show. Plus, a long roster of special guests and performances – not to mention the awards themselves – will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 honors artists in 12 different categories. R&B star Chris Brown leads the pack with seven nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year for “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga, and Video of the Year for “New Flame” featuring Usher. Beyoncé follows with six nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Pharrell Williams is next in line with five nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year. For a complete list of nominees, see attached or visit http://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/nominees.html.
The show’s performances include chart topping stars such as Chris Brown, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, Nico & Vinz and many more. A full rundown of the evening’s performances is available at http://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/performers.html.
Last but hardly least, the Soul Train Legend Award will be presented to to musical icons Kool & the Gang.
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The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by BET Event Productions and Sunseeker Media. Executive producers of the network telecast are as follows: Paxton Baker, Tami Arasli, Derek Lewis from Centric; Bart Phillips from Sunseeker and David Koff and Jerry
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Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae,
Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today’s hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: 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.
About Soul Train Holdings
SOUL TRAIN HOLDINGS, LLC was formed in May 2008 and is owned by InterMedia Partners and a partnership between Magic Johnson Enterprises and Ron Burkle’s investment firm, The Yucaipa Companies. The iconic franchise and catalog consists of more than 1,100 episodes and 40 specials from Don Cornelius Productions, Inc. Soul Train is the longest running, first-run, nationally syndicated music program in television history. During its 35-year run, the show featured lasting innovations such as the Soul Train line and the legendary sign off “Love, Peace and Soul.” At the heart of the show was Don Cornelius, the dancers and influential artists such as James Brown, Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Hall & Oates, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Prince, Run D.M.C. and Destiny’s Child.
About the Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit http://www.OrleansArena.com Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena)