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BET recently tweeted that the “hippest trip in America” aka “The Soul Train Awards” will be hosted by multi-award winning vocalist Erykah Badu. She’ll be returning for the third consecutive year as the “hostess with the mostest.”

 

Confirmed performers include Don Cornelius Living Legend Award honoree Toni Braxton, Lady of Soul honorees SWV as well as Tank, Kirk Franklin, Tamar Braxton and 112.

 

CONGRATS to music diva—DIANA ROSS! The Motown legend and Grammy-award winning singer, actress, fashion icon and philanthropist will receive this year’s coveted “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.”

 

Miss Ross will be recognized for her five-decades of outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture.  She attended the very first show in 1974 and has since gone on to win seven awards of her own and even served as host in 1986 and 1987.

 

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Today's #UPFRONT is an exciting one! 

 

It features my one-on-one interview with media maven Rashana Ali as she talks about her new daytime talk show, “The Sister Circle.” It premieres this Monday, September 18 at 9 a.m. as part of TV One’s new fall programming. The radio personality and philanthropist also opens up about being a part of this weekend’s Pretty Girls Sweat Fest and much more. 

 

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be performing one-night only in Atlanta at the legendary Fox Theatre on Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m.  One of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans Pop, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Gospel, get ready for a night of all the hits and the great diva classics.

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June is Black Music Month and #UPFRONT will be celebrating all month long with exclusive interviews and music from today’s hitmakers. Saturday’s show will feature the daughters of three iconic music stars that blazed trails within the industry—-James Brown, Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes. 

 

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