BET’s Summer Music Series ‘RISING ICONS’ Profiles Keri Hilson on Monday, August 17 at 10:30 PM*

August 13, 2009

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ — This summer BET launched an exciting new music series titled “GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT AND BET PRESENT: RISING ICONS,” which profiles eight of the world’s most talented and gifted musicians. R&B artist Keri Hilson is featured in the next episode which premieres Monday, August 17 at 10:30 pm*.

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Keri Hilson, part of a collective of writers and producers known as “The Clutch,” is known for her songwriting and production skills as well as for the strong emotional quality in her voice. Signed under the label Zone 4/ Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records, she has produced her first solo album titled “In a Perfect World. . .” which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums. Her collaborations, beginning in 2001, include co-writing songs for multiple rappers and singers including, Britney Spears, Ciara, Usher and Ludacris. She has also made cameos in music videos for Usher’s “Love in This Club,” Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent,” and guest performed on Timbaland’s hit “The Way I Are.” Hilson was nominated at the 2009 BET Awards for Best New Artist, Viewer’s Choice for “Turnin’ Me On,” Best Collaboration for “Turnin’ Me On,” and Best Female R&B Artist.

For more information, visit www.BET.com/risingicons for air times, studio audience participation, tour dates and more and www.Complex.com for more information on the local rising icons and artist downloads.

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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 business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET Digital Networks – BET J, 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 Mobile, which provides ring tones, 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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