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Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King Back For BLACK GIRLS ROCK! + Anthony Anderson Hosting News

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by Tambay A. Obenson
October 9, 2013 7:05 PM
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Two hosting announcements today you might want to know about...

First, BET Networks in partnership with Beverly Bond, CEO and Founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! confirmed that Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will return as the hosts of this year’s show. The “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” special is dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color, and this year it will tape at one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. 

“BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” tapes on Saturday, October 26 and will make its network premiere on Sunday, November 3 at 7pm.

“We are so excited to have Tracee and Regina back as hosts of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!,”” said Stephen Hill, BET President of Music Programming and Specials. “They exude elegance, intelligence, hilarity and glamour and we can’t wait to see what surprises they have in store for us this year.”

The first nationally televised feature of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” on BET, was presented by BET Networks and Beverly Bond in 2010. Now, in its fourth televised installment, last year’s celebrants included: Janelle Monae; Kerry Washington; Dionne Warwick; Susan Taylor; Alicia Keys; and human rights activists and doctors Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2013 will also air in the UK and several countries in continental Africa, on Tuesday, November 5th at 8PM GMT, on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.

For updates on more information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! visit http://www.BET.com/blackgirlsrock

And second, CENTRIC confirmed that actor and comedian Anthony Anderson will host the 2013 Soul Train Awards, which will take place at the Orleans Arena, in Las Vegas, NV. The show tapes on November 8, 2013 and will air on CENTRIC and BET on December 1, 2013 at 9PM ET.

"We are thrilled to bring the Soul Train Awards back to Las Vegas with a star-studded lineup that honors and celebrates  icons and break-through artists alike.” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “We rolled the dice and hit the jackpot with Anthony as host and are excited to see what magical moments he will bring to the Orleans Arena during this year’s Soul Train Awards.”

Below you'll find that 2013 Soul Train Awards nominees & categories

Best New Artist
Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award
Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
Break Every Chain - Tasha Cobbs
Confessions- Lecrae
Every Praise - Hezekiah Walker
God Will Make Away - Shirley Caesar
If He Did It Before…Same God - Tye Tribbett
Life & Favor - John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Bad - Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
High School - Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Power Trip - J. Cole feat. Miguel
Started From the Bottom - Drake

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Chrisette Michelle
Fantasia
Janelle Monáe
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
20/20 Experience, The – Justin Timberlake
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z
The Side Effects of You - Fantasia
Unapologetic - Rihanna

Song of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Diamonds -Rihanna
Fine China – Chris Brown
Love and War – Tamar Braxton
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Body Party - Ciara
Fine China – Chris Brown
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
Treasure – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make
Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down
J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Differentology - Bunji Garlin
The Fog - Machel Montano
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Personally - P-Square
Ur Waist – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Jose James - Trouble
Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)
Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life
George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Ashanti - Never Should Have
Brian McKnight - Sweeter
Kenny Lattimore - Find A Way
Maysa - Love Me Good
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Connection
Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie

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1 Comment

  • scripttease | October 10, 2013 10:27 AMReply

    I'm waiting for the day when Black Women/Girls will have no need for a Black Girls rock because they already know they rock because their people/men tell them so.

    White women know they rock already because they are born on a pedestal. Not only do their men tell them, but everyone else man remind them just how special they are. And if we had that from our own men/community, then we will have no need for the Black Girls Rock.

    That is the day I'm waiting for.

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