Centric Presents: 2009 Soul Train Awards Show Brings Viewers Soul-Stirring Tributes And Star-Studded Performances On Sunday, November 29 At 9:00 pm

| November 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

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The Two-Hour Special Delivers Love, Peace and Soul in a Special Simulcast on both Centric and BET. CENTRIC and BET will both premiere the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS in a special simulcast on Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 PM*. Hosted by Academy Award nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the return of the classic music awards show highlights R&B music’s finest, and bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS special honors the longstanding careers and musical influences of legendary artists Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson, acknowledges the phenomenal star power and showmanship of the late Michael Jackson with the special Entertainer of the Year Award, and is guaranteed to take viewers on a soul-stirring ride through Soul Train’s most memorable moments.

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The music special features evening filled with non-stop, soulful entertainment and thrilling performances by Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, Erykah Badu, Ryan Leslie, Raheem DeVaughn featuring Ludacris, Fantasia, Mario featuring Sean Garrett, Chrisette Michele, and many more! With fun-filled skits, dance sequences and hilarious throwbacks to the infamous Soul Train scramble board and Soul Train line, the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS special is a show people would not want to miss.

The CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is produced by Sunseeker Media and directed by Manny Rodriguez and Alex Coletti, in collaboration with BET Event Productions. Paxton Baker, CENTRIC Executive Vice President and General Manager; Essie Chambers, CENTRIC Senior Vice President of Programming; Tami Willis-Arasli, CENTRIC Vice President of Production; Bart Phillips, Sunseeker Media; and Soul Train Holdings’ Kenard Gibbs, Peter Griffith, and Anthony Maddox are the executive producers of the network telecast.

*All times ET/PT

About BET Networks
BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), 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 98 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 businesses 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.

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