BET Awards to hold virtual ceremony this year

BET Awards organisers have announced its readiness to hold a virtual award ceremony in the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus.

Instead of the usual glitzy red-carpet affair, a virtual ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 28,  using “innovative techniques and artist-generated content.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

According to the organisers, this year’s show will continue its celebration of black excellence.

Nominations will be announced at a later date along with the all-star lineup.

“At BET, we place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will go on implementing this innovative production direction,” said Connie Orlando,  Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET.

“For the past twenty years, The BET Awards have paid homage to all things now and relevant. Despite the challenges of today, we will deliver a show filled with larger than life, inspiring, empowering and entertaining moments, which have shown the magic of our culture for The BET Experience, the three-day event leading up to the BET Awards in Los Angeles, has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and will return in 2021.” he noted

The 2019 BET Awards featured performances from Cardi B, Migos, Mary J. Blige, Lil Nas X, and a tribute to Nipsey Hussle with DJ Khaled, John Legend, and YG.

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