New York, NY – February 1, 2010 – BET Networks aligns with music’s brightest stars for “SOS Saving Ourselves – Help for Haiti ,” benefit concert and telethon. Newly announced performances by Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Jazmine Sullivan, Pitbull, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J Blige, Robin Thicke, Monica, Kirk Franklin, Nas & Damien Marley will captivate audiences while assisting in the efforts of raising donations for the devastated victims of Haiti . Hosted by Queen Latifiah, Sean “Diddy” Combs and P harrell, in partnership with P rocter and Gamble and P epsi,“SOS Saving Ourselves – Help for Haiti” will be taped at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on February 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET/ P T and will air simultaneously on BET, MTV, VH1 and CENTRIC. Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com.
In addition to musical performances, celebrity appearances will include Trey Songz, Common, Nas, David Banner, Missy Elliott, Gloria Estefan, P ete Wentz, Chrisette Michelle , Jeremih, The Dream, Jason Derulo, T- P ain and Sean Kingston
Proceeds of the telecast will go to four charitable organizations – Yéle Haiti , CARE, P roject Medishare and Children’s Safe Drinking Water.
“SOS Saving Ourselves – Help for Haiti ” will also be streamed live on www.bet.com for desktop and mobile viewers
To purchase tickets, please visit www.ticketmaster.com, the AmericanAirlines Arena ticket office (www.aaarena.com) or call 1-800-745-3000 (toll free).
“SOS Saving Ourselves – Help for Haiti” is executive produced by Salli Frattini, in collaboration with BET Networks, Queen Latifah, Sean “Diddy” Combs and P harrell. Ray Chew is the music director for this event.
For more information on how to help Haiti , visit www.bet.com.