Usher, Nelly, Chris Brown, Lil' Wayne and Mariah Carey are scheduled to perform at this year's BET Awards, June 24 at L.A's Shrine Auditorium.
T-Pain leads this year's BET Award nominations, with five nods. I think T-Pain is a bonified hitmaker but it strikes me as odd that he would lead this years nominations. Am I being a music snob?
The awards will also honor Al Green with a lifetime achievement award and Quincy Jones will receive an award for his humanitarian work.
I know I haven't done a ton of posts about jazz artists but Esperanza Spalding will be performing "Precious" on David Letterman tonight -- so I wanted to encourage folks to tune in. If you aren't already familiar with Esperanza -- she is a 23-year-old singer and acoustic bass player who graduated from Berklee College of Music and has played with Patti Austin, Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock. Here's her EPK:
"Precious" is her first single from her album ESPERANZA which was released on May 20th. The Late Show with David Letterman airs at 11:30 PM on CBS.
You still have a chance to win tickets to the BET Awards June 24th in Los Angeles while giving to a good cause at the same time. Charitybuzz.com is hosting an online charity auction benefiting LIFEBEAT â€" The Music Industry Fights AIDS (online until June 11th. Check out the details here.
Bid on the auction and win your chance to be in the audience live when all the awards are given out.
Who do you think should be the top winners of the night? I'm rooting for Alicia Keys all the way but I'd like to see UGK and Outkast to get Video of the Year for "International Player's Anthem" in memory of Pimp C. What do you guys think? Talk to me y'all!