B. READY for
TUNE IN TONIGHT!!!
As 106&PARK kicks off
“YOUNG STARS WEEK” with
an interview & performance of
6PM on BET!!!
MINDLESS BEHAVIOR, B. SMYTH, COCO JONES, TREVOR JACKSON, YOUNG MARQUS, AND JACOB LATIMORE VISITS “106 & PARK” FOR YOUNG STARS WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2013
“106 & PARK” airs daily at 6 P.M.* ET/PT on BET with hosts Bow Wow, Paigion, Shorty Da Prince and Miss Mykie
Xzibit and Clinton Sparks to Judge Freestyle Friday on March 15th
NEW YORK, NY (March 11, 2013) – Building and branding YOUNG STARS, “106 & PARK” celebrates young stars with a week of performances from today’s brightest rising artists. Kicking off the week will be Motown’s newest teen sensation B. Smyth on Monday, March 11th hitting the stage to perform his latest single “Leggo.” At 19 years old, B. Smyth’s latest single continues to rise on the charts and the “106 & PARK” countdown. Tuesday, March 12th, teen sensation Mindless Behavior returns to the stage for a takeover and performance to celebrate their latest album, “All around the World.” On Wednesday, March 13th Disney star and triple threat,CoCo Jones, will visit the set for the first time to perform her single “Holla At the DJ” and talk about her first EP, “Made Of.” With a triple dose of stardom, Thursday, March 14, will the biggest show of the week, with Young Marqus and Jacob Latimore performing their hit, “Send Me a Picture,” and Trevor Jackson, our second Disney star of the week will new joint his video, “Like We Grown.”
“106 & PARK” has been a consistent launching pad for incredible young talent,” said President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen G. Hill. “It’s the show that brings you the heat first and Young Stars week is a great example of that. We are proud to bring to national attention this new crop of future-superstars who will soon be household names… and fixtures on our countdown, I’m sure.”
Continuing a legacy and providing aspiring rappers an opportunity to perform for millions of viewers, “106 & PARK’s” popular series, Freestyle Friday, will continue Friday, March 15th, with Xzibit and Clinton Sparks as judges for the weekly rap battle and follow the progress of Freestyle Friday champions by visiting http://www.bet.com/shows/106-
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About B. Smyth
@TheRealBSmyth / official Twitter and Instagram
An amazing singer/entertainer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. B. Smyth’s main source of starting his singing career comes from YouTube. Posting covers from Michael Jackson (Human Nature), Frank Ocean (Thinking About You), Usher (Climax), Maxwell (Womans Work), and Miguel (Sure Thing), just to name a few. Performing in many different showcases, he was courted by several major record labels and decided to make Motown Records his home. And if his electric single “Leggo” ft. 2 Chainz is any indication of the infectious, upbeat direction he’s moving in, there’s no question that B. Smyth will be here for a while.
About Coco Jones @TheRealCocoJ official Twitter / @TheRealCocoJones official Instagram
With her debut Hollywood Records EP, “Made Of,” out March 12th, Coco Jones shows the world what her growing fan base already knows: she is a spectacular talent of limitless potential. This summer, Coco plans to release her debut full-length Hollywood Records album, but she’s not waiting until then to make things happen. This spring Coco readies herself for upcoming tour plans, and will make cameo appearances like her recent stint on Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” alongside label mate Bridgit Mendler. Coco’s video for “Holla at the DJ,” the EP’s debut single, surpassed 1.4 million views in a mere 2 months, and garnered praise from MTV news who likened Coco’s video performance to a “young Beyoncé”. Last year, she starred in the film, “Let It Shine,” which became the Disney Channel’s #1 original film of the year, racking up more than 5.7 million viewers. Her fresh talent attracted bookers for Essence Music Festival’s “New & Next” concert where she would then perform alongside Diggy Simmons in 2012.
About Mindless Behavior @MindlessBhavior / official Twitter and Instagram
Mindless Behavior, featuring teen sensations Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton, has built a fervent fan following by mixing R&B, pop and hip-hop harmonies with slick dance moves. Their debut album #1 Girl debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and sold over 290,000 copies, 5.5 million ringtones, and over 845,000 singles while racking up over 160 million views on YouTube and amassing millions of adoring fans around the world. They have been crowned “the princes of social media” by Teen Vogue and have also had five #1 videos on BET’s “106 & Park.” The quartet has toured with top musical artists including Janet Jackson, Backstreet Boys and Justin Bieber and is currently in the midst of their own 25-city headlining tour.
Their eagerly anticipated second album, All Around the World, featuring the single “Keep Her On The Low,” will be released on March 12. Target will carry the exclusive deluxe album containing four bonus tracks- available only at Target and Target.com. Mindless Behavior’s debut film, also titled All Around the World, will be released via AMC Independent theaters on March 15. Produced by leading YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, the documentary and concert movie provides a look at the group that even their most rabid fans have never seen before. It gives a glimpse into the making of Mindless Behavior’s beginnings, allowing audiences to follow the journeys of Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray, and Roc Royal as they chase their dreams.
About Trevor Jackson @TrevorJackson5 / official Twitter and Instagram
Trevor Jackson is a sixteen-year-old triple-threat with an Atlantic Records debut on the horizon. The Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter got his first moment in the spotlight performing as "Young Simba" in Disney's Tony Award-winning three-year national tour of The Lion King. After being signed to Atlantic Records, Jackson hit the studio to work with premier hit-makers such as The Underdogs [Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake] JR Rotem [Sean Kingston, Destiny’s Child] and Brian Kennedy [Rihanna, Chris Brown]. Now, he's armed with veritable R&B anthems that temper his impressive sound with irresistible melodies. He's delivered that smooth R&B mixture on stage, opening up for everyone from Michael McDonald and Ziggy Marley to Raphael Saadiq, Jason Mraz, and more. Having recently released his first single "Like We Grown," to an overwhelming positive response from both critics and fans alike, Jackson now stands primed to leave his mark on R&B/Pop music.
About 106 & PARK
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