|Posted by anonymous on October 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM|
BET and MTV's new 24-hour entertainment channel, Centric, has just announced that Academy Award nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will be hosting Centric Presents: The 2009 Soul Train Awards. The show, which spotlights the best in R&B music will premiere on both BET and Centric in a special simulcast airing on November 3rd at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to rewarding the best in today’s R&B scene, the long-standing awards show will honor the legendary careers and musical influences of Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Baby Face" Edmonds.
"We are very proud to welcome the Soul Train Awards show to Centric,” Centric's General Manager and Executive Vice President, Paxton Baker said in a press release. “The Soul Train brand is part of the very fabric of African American culture and has played a vital role in shaping the musical framework and tastes of Centric's 25- to 54- year old audience. It is our goal for this show to become a favorite staple among Centric viewers."
This won’t mark the first time Howard and Henson worked together. The two appeared in John Singleton’s “Hustle & Flow” together back in 2005. The film earned Howard his first Academy Award nomination.
Beyonce, Keri Hilson, and soulful crooner Maxwell lead the pack with four nominations each for the upcoming Soul Train Awards. The Soul Train Awards promises to be a soulful music event acknowledging R&B music’s finest. Taping at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 3, the show will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET in a special simulcast on Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 PM
The special will also showcase a Motown Records 50th Anniversary musical celebration.
Viewers can visit the BET website at www.bet.com for more show information, and a complete list of performers. Tickets for the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS show are by invite only and not available for purchase.