CHARLIE WILSON, JILL SCOTT, K. MICHELLE MARY J. BLIGE, NE-YO, PATTI LABELLE AND TREY SONGZ ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS AT “THE BET HONORS” 2015
HOSTED BY WAYNE BRADY, THE EIGHTH ANNUAL “THE BET HONORS” 2015 PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, AT 9:00 PM*
NEW YORK, NY- January 22, 2015 – BET Networks announced today that performers, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz will pay tribute to this years’ honorees at “THE BET HONORS” 2015. Joining the star-studded lineup includes presenters, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Diahann Carroll and Glynn Turman.
Celebrating the outstanding achievements of extraordinary leaders, “THE BET HONORS” recognizes trailblazers in art, music, theater, education, technology and business. Television personality, actor and comedian, Wayne Brady hosts the show for the second year, honoring Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, and former president of Spelman College, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award); Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award); recording artist, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award), Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments, John W. Thompson (Business and Technology Award); and musician, producer, artist, author and designer Kanye West (Visionary Award).
“THE BET HONORS” 2015 will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and will premiere on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm* during Black History Month on BET Networks in the USA, and around the world on BET’s international network on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9pm GMT (check local listings).
Proceeds from the private sale of “THE BET HONORS” 2015 will benefit the National Cares Mentoring Program, an organization that helps transform the lives of Black children by inspiring, recruiting, and mobilizing masses of caring Black men and women to mentor and nourish, challenge and champion them.
“THE BET HONORS” 2015 sponsors include AT&T, Lexus, Macy’s and the U.S. Army. Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials & Music Production, BET Networks are executive producers, along with Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
For more information on “The BET Honors,” visit http://www.bet.com/bethonors. Join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.
NEW SINGLE FROM GIORGIO MORODER FEAT. KYLIE MINOGUE ENTITLED “RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW” AVAILABLE TODAY JANUARY 20TH ON RCA RECORDS
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(New York - January 20, 2015) RCA Records and Sony Music International today announces that the founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder releases his brand new single “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue today, January 20th on RCA Records in the United States. (The single will have various release dates worldwide including January 30th in the UK.)
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The single will be featured on Giorgio Moroder’s upcoming album (title still to be announced) – his first solo album in over 30 years, scheduled for a Spring release -which will also feature a superstar line up of other collaborators including Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and many more.
Giorgio made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. At 74 years-old, Moroder still has his hands in the centre of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (“Album Of the Year”), remixing Lady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Coldplay’s “Magic,” along with remixes for Donna Summer, Haim and his Scarface motion picture soundtrack. He has a newfound station as a live DJ which included major festival slots in Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, the HARD’s Day Of The Dead in Los Angeles, and at the Pitchfork Music Festival earlier this year.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Moroder has worked with some of the most famous names in music including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Donna Summer, Cher, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Freddie Mercury, Blondie, and David Bowie to name a few. He is heavily noted for being the key player in the Queen of Disco Donna Summer‘s rise to fame throughout the 1970s, collaborating with her on her biggest hits including “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff” and “I Feel Love.” In 1997, Moroder and Summer won the Grammy Award for “Best Dance Recording” for the song "Carry On.” He recently teamed with Verve records to honor Summer with Love To Love You Donna, a collection of her most notable hits remixed by Afrojack, Hot Chip, Laidback Luke. Masters at Work, and others.
Giorgio Moroder’s music charted success everywhere the disco craze touched down but he is also responsible for some of the most classic film scores to date including Scarface and Midnight Express, as well as timeless soundtrack numbers like “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun), Irene Cara’s “Flashdance,” Blondie’s “Call Me” (American Gigolo), as well as compositions on films such as The Never Ending Story, Superman III, Rambo III and Beverly Hills Cop II. From these, Moroder has accumulated three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records. Giorgio Moroder was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Click here to hear "Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue.
Watch the video teaser for "Right Here, Right Now" featuring Kylie Minogue here.
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