Nia Long To Host First Ever BET J Awards

BET J bridges the worlds of music and virtual reality to bring viewers its first ever awards show, the BET J Virtual Awards, slated to premiere on BET J on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by actress Nia Long and comedian Chris Spencer, the “virtual” broadcast honors today’s best in music and entertainment. The show will feature performances from Washington, D.C., New York and Atlanta hotspots – “all from a stunning, ground-breaking virtual environment,” the network stated. BET J also gives viewers an opportunity to showcase their own musical talent by performing their own rendition of one of the five nominated songs in the special user-generated “My Time Online” category.

Through Wednesday, Nov. 12, viewers can log onto to upload their videos which will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges. The winner will be presented with their own BET J Virtual Awards statuette and have their acceptance speech air during the awards show.


  1. This is great. Hopefully this will give light to the Neo-Soul artists who don’t get as much shine. :brownsista:

  2. One thing i hate about Bet J is that its about sould music and jazz, But both of those raRELY get any play :thumbsdown: I do love Soul of Africa remind me of Ivory coast My love 🙂

  3. Nia Long is F I E R C E! I was just watching Love Jones the other day…
    and I really enjoy the music that plays on BETJ!!

  4. I love Nia Long and have since Made in America LOLOL That movie is such a guilty pleasure, I tell you! And love, love, love her in Love Jones. Where the freak is Theodore Ritcher? For a first-time directorial debut, that film was AWESOME and I loved the way it told a complex love story starring US. :brownsista:

  5. Always had love for Nia, very beautiful woman. Glad to see she out there getteing her “eat on” with the very few that we have out now.

    Good look Nia…. all the best! :thumbsup:

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