BET NETWORK’S MUSIC MATTERS’ SHOWCASE:
THE GRAMMY® EDITION 2014
FEATURING PJ MORTON, MACK WILDS, MALI MUSIC, ADRIAN MARCEL
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RICO LOVE, SALAAM REMI & RAPHAEL SAADIQ
BET Music Matters Celebrating True Talent
LOS ANGELES, CA – January 27, 2014 – On Friday, January 24, 2014 BET’s Music Matters was in Los Angeles for the “BET Music Matters Showcase: The GRAMMY Edition 2014.” Hosted at the stunning headquarters of Creative Arts Agency, a packed audience of real music lovers witnessed four amazing musicians on the cusp of stardom. With the beautiful LA skyline as a backdrop, BET Music Matters artistes Adrian Marcel, Mali Music, Mack Wilds and PJ Morton all took to the stage and gave patrons a night of unforgettable performances.
Grammy nominee Mack Wilds smiles for the camera before laying down a memorable performance in front of a star-studded crowd in Los Angeles.(Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for BET)
First on stage was Adrian Marcel, Raphael Saadiq’s protégé, who repped the Bay area well with an electrifying performance. Next up was underground fave Mali Music who mixes inspirational storytelling with contemporary R&B. Many of Mali’s fans were in attendance including BET Music Matters alum Bridgette Kelly and Sevyn Streeter who were both seen singing along. Third act, Mack Wilds, performed tracks off his hit, GRAMMY nominated album “New York: A Love Story.” Closing out the show was one of the industry’s best-kept secrets: PJ Morton. He’s been the keyboardist and backing vocalist for Maroon 5 for years, but now, PJ is on his own and nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best R&B Song” for his “Only One” single featuring Stevie Wonder.
The night’s emerging talent was buoyed by industry veterans Salaam Remi, Rico Love and Raphael Saadiq, as well as celebrities and industry tastemakers who were all on hand to show their support of BET Music Matters and the next wave of stars. The dream team of established talent believe in the Music Matters mission to shine the light on who’s next. From Kendrick Lamar to LeCrae, you can trust BET Music Matters will recognize and celebrate the talent that means the most to our audience.
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