MUSICAL ICON STEVIE WONDER & AKA SNOOP LION ADDED TO THE BET AWARDS LINE-UP

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The BET Awards ‘13 is shaping up to be a show of epic proportions, with many of today’s finest superstars taking the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live next weekend.  Joining the list of top performers at this year’s show include the legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder and multi-platinum artist Snoop Dogg a.k.a Snoop Lion.

 

Over the course of his career, Stevie Wonder has amassed 32 number one singles, and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Stevie Wonder has demonstrated extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic leadership and is universally acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians in the world.  Wonder has previously been honoured by BET Networks for his outstanding contributions to music having received BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into BET’s Walk of Fame and last year being awarded the BET Honors Musical Arts Award.

 

Entertainment icon and multi-platinum artist Snoop Dogg,a.k.a Snoop Lion, is one of the most well-known and respected hip-hop artists of all-time, with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. In 2012, he re-invented himself under the new alias, Snoop Lion, and released his twelfth studio album, a reggae album, Reincarnated, featuring other prominent artists including Drake, Akon, Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown.

 

For the fourth year in a row, BET Music Matters artists will have the distinction of gracing the BET Awards stage.  BET’s Music Matters will again cast the spotlight on new talent who are on their way to being the next BET superstars.  Austin Brown and Curtis Fields will take the stage during BET Awards ’13 to give the world a sneak peek of their talents.

 

Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker, the BET Awards ‘13 will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday 30 June.  The show will also include exciting performances by Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, India.Arie, Ciara, Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar. Hollywood actresses Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Paula Patton and La La Anthony are among the talented line-up of presenters. Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award, while R&B singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson will receive the prestigious Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

This year, the activity and excitement expands with the first ever BET Experience at L.A. LIVE!  This three-day festival filled with comedy, gospel and soulful music concerts, seminars, film screenings, “106 & PARK” tapings and so much more will build anticipation for the finest BET Awards show yet.

BET.com/BETAwards is the official site for BET Awards ’13. BET Mobile’s official BET Awards app is now available on iPhone and Android devices with exclusive photo, video and interactive content. To download the app, visit: www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/2013/bet-awards-app.html.

Join the conversation about the BET Awards ’13 on social media by following the awards on multiple social media platforms, including: Twitter and Instagram @BETAwards, using the hashtag: #BETAwards; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBETAwards and on Tumblr at betawards.tumblr.com.

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