RCA INSPIRATION RECORDING ARTIST JASON NELSON TO RELEASE NEW LIVE ALBUM JESUS REVEALED
ON JANUARY 20, 2015
Featuring Hit Single “I Am,” Album Available For Pre-Order Now
New York, NY – December 15, 2014 – Talented gospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson, will release his much-anticipated new album, JESUS REVEALED, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Featuring the Top 2 hit gospel single “I Am,” the album is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.com. Pre-order JESUS REVEALED now and receive the Instant Grat track, “Can’t Stop Calling.”
BET Networks Commemorates Black History Month with Its First-Ever Miniseries “The Book of Negroes” Premiering Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8 PM ET/PT
BET is celebrating Black History Month in a major way with the highly anticipated return of the #1 new original drama series on all cable among adults 18-49 and women 18-49, “Being Mary Jane,” the epic premiere of the miniseries “The Book of Negroes” and the superstar “The BET Honors” 2015 lineup.
The hit original series “Being Mary Jane,” starring Gabrielle Union, is back bigger than ever with 12 one-hour episodes beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10 PM ET/PT. Created and executive produced by Mara Brock Akil, this season of “Being Mary Jane” finds Mary Jane once again juggling more than she can handle between family drama, bold career choices and a budding new relationship – possibly involving a child of her own. Union is accompanied by veteran actors Richard Roundtree and Margaret Avery and a supporting cast that includes Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron D. Spears, Latarsha Rose and Stephen Bishop.
BET launches its first-ever event miniseries “The Book of Negroes,” a six-part historical drama in the tradition of Roots based on Lawrence Hill’s award-winning, Oprah Winfrey-listed novel (known in the United States as Someone Knows My Name). The highly anticipated television event will run over the course of three consecutive nights in two-hour installments starting Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8 PM ET/PT. “The Book of Negroes” depicts the extraordinary life journey of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis) – an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is predisposed to underestimate her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone before ultimately securing her freedom in England at the dawn of the 19th century. Produced by Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne) and Idelwild Films, the star-studded cast features lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots, Boardwalk Empire), Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Oscar nominee Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) and Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle). “The Book of Negroes” is executive produced by Damon D’Oliveira, Clement Virgo, Carrie Stein and Margaret O’Brien.
Rounding out the star-studded month is the year’s can’t miss lineup for “The BET Honors” 2015. Dedicated to celebrating black excellence, this year’s show will recognize the achievements of five spectacular African Americans: Kanye West, Phylicia Rashad, Usher Raymond, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and John W. Thompson. Hosted by Wayne Brady, “The BET Honors” 2015 premieres on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9PM ET/PT.
For video sneak peeks and first looks visit the official pages at “Being Mary Jane,” “The Book of Negroes” and “The BET Honors” 2015. Also, join the conversation about the shows on Twitter by using the hashtags: #BeingMaryJane, #BETHonors and #BETBON; follow the shows for all updates and special surprises: @BeingMaryJane and @BET.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), 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.
According to ZDNet, Android is controlling the smartphone market as they sold an extra 45 million phones to increase its market share to 83.1 percent. Smartphone sales grew by 20 percent to 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner research published today (Monday). Total mobile phone sales remained flat at 456 million units, as sales of feature phones fell by 25 percent.
Apple’s iOS also did well, increasing its market share from 12.1 to 12.7 percent with sales up by about 8 million units. Read more…
Nickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Featuring Hit Preschool Content, Interactive Educational Activities, and TV Everywhere
New Preschool App Follows Net’s Successful Launches of Top-Ranking, Curriculum-Driven Titles including PAW Patrol Rescue Run and Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following the tremendous success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon announced the launch of the Nick Jr. App, a new branded platform that allows kids to interact with and learn from their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters anytime and anywhere. The app is initially available for iPad.
Designed specifically with preschoolers in mind, the Nick Jr. App features a grid-style interface and moveable tile layout that allows for easy exploration and fun discovery. The app offers a variety of educational activities, alphabet buttons that trigger pop-up surprises, live simulcast streaming of the Nick Jr. channel and on-demand episodes via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers, plus over 100 pieces of short-form content including curriculum moments, music videos, funny mashups, and exclusive first looks. Throughout the app experience, kids will engage with characters from the net’s top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Wallykazam!, while boosting their STEM, reading, motor and problem-solving skills. Read more…
Ava DuVernay Becomes First African American Woman Nominated for Best Director Golden Globe | ‘Middle of Nowhere’ on DVD & Digital Jan. 13th
Ava DuVernay Becomes First African American Woman Nominated for Best Director Golden Globe
Ava’s Critically Acclaimed Film Middle of Nowhere Finally Arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand January 13, 2015David Oyelowo Receives Golden Globe Nomination for Selma, Emayatzy Corinealdi Will Star as Miles Davis’ Wife in Miles Ahead Opposite Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor
Grenco Science Announces
Partnership with Taylor Gang Ent.
Vaporizer powerhouse, Grenco Science, announces official partnership and the release of their first collaborations with Wiz Khalifa’s, Taylor Gang Ent.
Los Angeles (December 09, 2014): With great honor Grenco Science proudly welcomes Wiz Khalifa’s record label and management company, Taylor Gang Ent., as an official partner of the industry’s leading vaporizer company. In celebration of this revolutionary collaboration, Grenco Science unveils the first two releases in the Taylor Gang collection, the Taylor Gang | microG and Taylor Gang | G Slim Vaporizer.
COLUMBIA RECORDS, FX AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION PARTNER PRESENT MUSIC FROM FINAL SEASON OF “SONS OF ANARCHY”
This December Bang & Olufsen presents a rare and exclusive insight into the music and mind of guitar legend Carlos Santana.
New York/Los Angeles/Copenhagen/Struer, December 9, 2014
In 2013, the first instalment of Bang & Olufsen’s Living Room Tour featured an interview hosted by Zane Lowe and a live performance in London with the honourable Paul McCartney, which was launched via its website to music lovers all over the world.
- MICHELLE RELEASES TRAILER FOR “SOMETHING ABOUT THE NIGHT”
MUSIC VIDEO – INSPIRED BY BILLIE HOLIDAY – DROPPING TODAY
- MICHELLE WILL PERFORM IN NYC AT THE FAMED APOLLO THEATER TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HER SOPHOMORE ALBUM ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART.
WATCH “SOMETHING ABOUT THE NIGHT” TRAILER HERE: Read more…
HEADS AUDIO ANNOUNCES
BEOPLAY H6 HEADPHONES WITH DJ KHALED
AVAILABLE FOR SALE TODAY!
December 8th, 2014, New York, N.Y.: HEADS Audio is proud to announce that the highly anticipated “BeoPlay H6 with DJ Khaled” headphones from B&O PLAY will be available today for purchase on http://www.headsaudio.com. Orders will be delivered early December, just in time for the holidays.
HEADS Audio brings high quality sound to a global audience of consumers, producers, engineers, musicians and DJs. With the ambition of re-defining the quality of DJ headphones, Heads Audio has teamed up with B&O PLAY “to bring an understanding of the importance of high quality sound to DJ’s, and to create a listening experience tailor-made for their ears – and their music” as HEADS Audio CEO Madeline Nelson puts it. Read more…
The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records have teamed to release the 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 20, 2015, in stores and via digital retailers. The 21st installment of the best-selling series will feature an array of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. In conjunction with “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” music fans can log on to GRAMMY.com, GRAMMY.com/2015GRAMMYAlbum or CBS.com to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.*
Exclusive: President Barack Obama Sits Down with BET Networks for an Interview at the White House to Discuss Recent Unrest in America
President Barack Obama’s Interview with BET Networks to Air on “106 & PARK”; Interview Covers Modern Civil Rights, Police Relations and Justice For All in America
BET News Special Interview To Air Immediately Following “106 & PARK”
In an exclusive interview with BET Networks, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions. BET’s “106 & PARK” will air a portion of the interview on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. The full in-depth interview will air immediately following at 6 p.m. ET/PT in “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”
Growing up in the “Killa Hill” section of Staten Island, NY, ignited the poetic drive in Washington DC native, SHA.
He looked up to rap gurus NAS, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang, Cam’Ron and Mase, among others.
SHA’s idea of success wasn’t fame. He was content with accomplishing his goals, and goals he had. Read more…
-The Creator of Hit Series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” Joins Ranks of TV Legends–
(BLACK PR WIRE) –WASHINGTON— The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 13 in Las Vegas.
The hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. “Scandal” revolves around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her complicated relationship with an embattled White House administration. Rhimes also created the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series “Private Practice,” which ran on ABC for six seasons, and is the executive producer of the new ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.” Read more…
OMARION SPINS HIS “SEX PLAYLIST” AT LAST;
LONG AWAITED MMG/ATLANTIC DEBUT ALBUM
HIGHLIGHTED BY ACCLAIMED NEW SINGLE,
“POST TO BE (FEAT. CHRIS BROWN & JHENE AIKO)”;
“SEX PLAYLIST” AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY AT DSPs
Maybach Music Group/Atlantic recording artist Omarion has announced today’s exclusive digital release of his hugely anticipated new album. “SEX PLAYLIST” is available now at all DSPs http://smarturl.it/TheSPAlbum.
LOGIC BUILDS ON MOMENTUM OF UNDER PRESSURE’s TOP 5 SOUNDSCAN DEBUT WITH NEWS OF 47-CITY U.S./EUROPE TOUR !
TOUR OPENS JAN. 27th IN INDIANAPOLIS, INCLUDES PRESTIGE DATES AT WILTERN IN L.A., WEBSTER HALL IN NYC, REGENCY IN SF, AND MORE !
UNDER PRESSURE HAILED AS ONE OF 2014’s BEST RAP ALBUMS, NOMINATED BY MTV NEWS AS “RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR CONTENDER”!
(Dec. 2, 2014 – New York, NY) Maryland-based rapper Logic keeps the momentum surging after the colossal Top 5 Soundscan debut of UNDER PRESSURE (released October 21st on Def Jam Recordings), hailed as one the best hip-hop debut albums of the year. Logic will kick off 2015 with a major 47-city tour of the U.S. and Europe, his fourth national headlining tour of the U.S. and his second run in Europe. The tour opens January 27th in Indianapolis, and will include such notable venues as the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, Webster Hall in New York City, the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, and the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Read more…
RICH HOMIE QUAN GIVES OUT OVER 100 TURKEYS IN
FEED THE STREETS CAMPAIGN IN ATLANTA
The Think It’s A Game Records artist teamed up with his label for the 2nd Annual #FeedTheStreets Turkey Giveaway
VIDEO: Feed the Streets Thanksgiving 2014 with Rich Homie Quan Read more…
FABOLOUS TO RELEASE DIGITAL-ONLY ALBUM, THE YOUNG OG PROJECT, CHRISTMAS DAY, ON DESERT STORM/DEF JAM RECORDINGS!
MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST FABOLOUS TO RELEASE DIGITAL-ONLY ALBUM, THE YOUNG OG PROJECT, CHRISTMAS DAY, ON DESERT STORM/DEF JAM RECORDINGS !
PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES DECEMBER 15th
RUDOLPH IS SALUTED BY HIS FELLOW CBS STARS IN A NETWORK ON-AIR CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS AND THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC SPECIAL “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER”
These Imaginative Spots, a First-Ever Mix of Live-Action and “Animagic” Animation in a Television Promotion, Feature Rudolph and Sam the Snowman
With Cast Members from “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary,” “The McCarthys,” “Mike & Molly,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Stalker,” “Two and a Half Men” and “2 Broke Girls”
CARL WEBER PRESENTS:
a new novel from actor and singer
November 25, 2014, New York, NY –Hollywood leading man, Christian Keyes, has added author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his debut novel, LADIES NIGHT, presented by Carl Weber and Urban Renaissance/Kensington books. The novel is a thrilling, sexy, heartfelt and often funny story which follows Amp Anthony, a ruggedly handsome and resourceful young man seeking redemption from his past to redefine his future.
BET Networks’ Series Debut of “NELLYVILLE” Starring Hip-Hop Artist Nelly Delivers One Million Total Viewers for Its Series Premiere
“NELLYVILLE” is the #1 Non-Scripted Series Debut among Adults 18 – 49 for the Last 2 Years on the Network
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BET Networks’ new docu-series, “NELLYVILLE,” starring hip-hop artist Nelly delivered 1 million total viewers (P2+ impressions)* during its initial airing on Tuesday, November 25, 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. EST. The hour-long docu-series following the life of the artist became the #1 non-scripted series debut among Adults 18 – 49 on the network in nearly 2 years.
Miami-Dade Chamber marks 40-Year Legacy of Advocating For Black, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida
— Host Chairman Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation partners in this Celebration and embraces Diversity —
(BLACK PRW WIRE) — MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) will host an elegant black-tie gala to celebrate its 40th Anniversary and you are invited to attend. The Ruby inspired Gala will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Jungle Island Tree Top Ballroom, 1111 Parrott Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132. The gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm. The gala always attracts an esteemed group of notable civic, business and community influencers. This year’s gala chairman is Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Music will be provided by legendary Doug E. Fresh.
ADVOKIT PRODUCTIONS IGNITES GLOBALLY WITH THE
KAN KAN RIDDIM
Blockbuster Compilation Now Available Worldwide
from FOX FUSE
November 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – AdvoKit Productions ignites globally with its new blockbuster compilation album Kan Kan Riddim, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on November 25, 2014), from FOX FUSE. The hit-filled, groovy soca collection garners mass international and national attention, debuting at #4 on the iTunes U.S. Reggae Top Albums chart, #3 on the iTunes Canada Reggae Top Albums chart, #1 on the iTunes Trinidad Reggae Top Albums chart and #2 on the iTunes Trinidad and Tobago’s (National) Top Albums chart, only behind Eminem. Read more…