BET Awards 2016: Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Remy Ma & More Join Line-Up

Published: Thursday 23rd Jun 2016 by Sam
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The 2016 BET Awards are but a few days away, yet that’s still time enough to add to its already stacked line-up of performers.

Organizers for the extravaganza have announced a slew of new names, who’ll join previously revealed stage blazers Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots. 

Find out who’ll also be rocking the June 26th spectacle below…

Per the network, Stevie Wonder will join the much anticipated tribute to the late great Prince.

Additionally, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly, Bilal, Young Thug, and Beyoncé’s rising music duo CHLOE X HALLE will also be gracing the stage.

On the presenter front, new names include Jamie Foxx, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Spike Lee, BET CEO Debra Lee, Wood Harris, Karrueche Tran, Deon Cole and Yara Shahidi.

They join earlier announced list of:

DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, BET’s “Music Moguls” (Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dogg,) Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, the cast of BET’s New Edition Biopic (Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers andWoody McClain) and BET’s F in Fabulous cast (Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza and Savannah Lynx).

The BET Awards 2016 airs live from LA’s Microsoft Theater at 8pm ET Sunday June 26th.

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  1. #JACKIE June 23, 2016

    Stevie wonder always performs and JHud is nothing more than a karaoke tribute artist. The line up is dry this year.

  2. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy June 23, 2016

    STILL No Starpower…They better call Rih or Beyonce to stream in from one of their concerts. This year has been an exciting year for black music compared to the last two and this all who you can get?

    • JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

      ihanna doesn’t even make black music lol, she makes white wanna be hood teen girl music.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy June 23, 2016

        Oh really…

      • JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

        Lol that love on the brain WAS BAD> Rih wants to be R&b so bad now. Too bad she doesn’t have the soulful voice for it. She will always be nothing but a POP artist in my eyes.

        ‘wooo woooo la lalala nanana nana lalala work work work work work work nananana lalalalalala”

        That’s what she be doing in all her songs. That’s not R&B! Why all the sudden rih want to be R&b, she should just stick to pop!

      • Danzou June 23, 2016

        Pop music was created by black people you idiot. The only white music is folk and a little bit of country that’s it. So shut up.

      • Living Room Floor June 23, 2016

        I didn’t know music had a race…

  3. pat June 23, 2016

    no star power..ugh…..Prince is gone…stevie and patti are over used…janet’s pregnant…beyonce paying it…and rihanna has never needed BET. i’ll catch the prince tribute on here tho.

  4. Molly June 23, 2016

    Not hype at all where are the stars?
    Where’s ProBlackYonce?

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 23, 2016

      The same place she was when BET decided to throw shade her last week on Twitter. Just because Beyonce is black doesn’t mean she has to support a network that constantly throws shade at her. First they diss her daughter on national TV & now they dissing her album for no reason.

      • Molly June 23, 2016

        They didn’t diss her album they just said another was better than it which is the truth you hives can’t handle it. Crybaby ass bïtch

      • Living Room Floor June 23, 2016

        When has BET every dissed Beyonce? Lol, a single person who is employed by BET happened to think Anti was a better album than Lemonade. That’s not a diss

      • Yes June 23, 2016

        They insulted her child, what part of that can’t you comprehend.
        Now if someone insulted your little girl or boy, would you attend their ceremony?

      • Molly June 23, 2016

        But Karruche said it.

      • Yes June 23, 2016

        Molly, stop being naive. I’ll give you the benefit of doubt, and say you’re smarter than that.

      • JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

        Oh wow, bet dissed bEYONCE? I don’t keep up with them like that, but I think I have a new-found respect for BET! Finally someone with enough mind of their own who won’t just jump on the beyonce bandwagon.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 23, 2016

      I’m not crying about anything… You are the worried about Beyonce’s where about for the BET awards. Meanwhile I don’t see Rihanna’s name either. I guess she only used BET and the black audience to help save “B**** Better Have My Money” from flopping as a last resort lol! 😘😘😘😘

    • JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

      Who cares they don’t need her lip-syncing? I’m glad they got real singers like Jennifer who doesn’t lip-sync and isn’t overrated like beyonshit.

  5. Barb-wire June 23, 2016

    Yaaasss CHLOE X HALLE y’all better get your lives at the EBT. No Nicki, Bey, J Cole or Kendrick Lamar. This will be a dull night, they should just give Nic her award already.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 June 23, 2016

      I guess BET had to settle for Chole X Halle since Bey is in Hawaii on vacation from her tour.

  6. Cinnamon Girl June 23, 2016

    Didn’t I tell you folks there was no star power this year? I’ll probably go to this year just to get a free makeover and meet some celebrities. Last year was LIT. Ciara, Janet Jackson, Floyd Matweather, Mike Tyson, NWA, etc.

  7. HELP June 23, 2016

    Karrueche Tran lol

  8. Living Room Floor June 23, 2016

    Why would anyone want to see Future, French Montana, Young Thug, or Desiigner perform live? IDK why BET bothers with booking “turn up” artists. They’re great for music festival but not at an award show and certainly not enjoyable to watch from home. They need to book Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, Twenty88 (Jhene and Big Sean), and some big names like Beyonce, Rihanna, or Drake. Alicia, Usher, and Tori Kelly are the only worthwhile names on there.

    And doesn’t Tinashe have an album coming or something? Why is she presenting and not performing?

  9. Jay June 23, 2016

    I wont watch. This is wack. I will catch prince tribute online. Kae Tran??? Tori Kelly?? Tinashe?? Lets be real.’Usher, Alicia, and Jhud have lost steam. There music is boring. NO CIARA OR CHRIS BROWN? I shall pass..

    • Living Room Floor June 23, 2016

      Lol Usher, Alicia, and Jhud lost steam but Ciara and Fist Brown still have it? Ok.

    • JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

      No Chris brown, I’m thanking the lord for that! That stupid piece of s*** should just rot in hell!

  10. Black power June 23, 2016

    WOW! NO ONE with any star power is really going… This is CRAZY! Esp since our artists are the first ones to cry & rant on and on when they get snubbed at these other awards shows that care nothing about us or our music!! This is sad!!!

  11. Black power June 23, 2016

    And don’t even get me started on Beyoncé.. The thing I find funny about her is when she was embarking on her solo career and really carving a name for herself in the industry she was at EVERY BET award show performing, hell they were one of the only award shows that let her showcase her material and perform every year. Now she’s a household name she’s too good to attend???

    • Yes June 23, 2016

      Well, if a network made a dig at your child, would you attend. I definitely wouldn’t, that’s for sure.
      I sincerely hope she continually pays BET dust.

    • BEY>RIH June 23, 2016

      I think you have your info f***** up. Bey didn’t need BET when she was breaking out as a solo artist. She used BET as a platform in the 90s when DC debuted. Beyoncè performed at the VMA’s, Grammys, MTV EMAs, Oscars, VH1 Divas, Billboard Awards, Radio Music Awards, Bet Awards, Brit Awards, and numerous of award ceremonies when she debuted and she 50+ awards during her first solo era. BET were the ones honored when Beyoncè showed up and showed out (bet awards 06). She doesn’t owe them shít especially after they dissed her child, she performed 7 times (more than any other artist) and has won like 50 awards 💀.

  12. #TeamTinashe Stan June 23, 2016

    I am pretty sure Beyonce’s group is going to perform for the “Music Matters” segment of the show.

    This award show is already a downgrade from last years.I always say that you CANNOT have an award show without the singers/dancers performers on the show like: Beyonce, Ciara, Chris…. nvm they have him every year, or even Tinashe.

  13. JohnnyGillNicoleScherzingerBrianMcKnightFan#SupportRealMusic June 23, 2016

    I don’t know why people want rihanna so bad. Why don’t they just go get Bieber, the doughnut licker, and fifth harmony too, and other POP artists like rihanna.

    • Danzou June 23, 2016

      Pop music was created by black people you IDIOT.

  14. Danzou June 23, 2016

    Lol In case yall didn’t know, a white man owns BET. So yeah. Just gonna let yall marinate on that.

  15. What Now June 23, 2016

    I really hope they do something major with this Prince tribute.

  16. BEY>RIH June 23, 2016

    Yasss Bey!! continue paying them dust after they dissed your child and your revolutionary album by comparing it to a mediocre album. Btw Bey has performed 7 times (more than Rih, Nicki, Drake, Usher, Alicia Keys) etc. She has gave the BET Awards their most exciting and iconic performances. She also provides alot of ratings. The next time she will show up is when they give her long overdue icon award.

  17. Ronnie June 23, 2016

    Just because Bey isn’t performing doesn’t mean she won’t show up. I’ll wait to see who all is in attendance but this performance list is a big snooze fest. I expected so much more for this year

  18. HeReddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 23, 2016

    Why karrueche tran is there for?

  19. Mat June 24, 2016

    WAIT YALL LETTING JENNIFER HUDSON PERFORM… This girl can’t even find herself musically, I mean she’s a great singer and all, and I wish Clive Davis would stop trying to make her into the next Whitney Houston where is ciara Beyonce and rihanna to go along with alicia that’s all we need, all the rest are talentless

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