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Kelly G

Sr. Director, Music Programming - Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Sr. Director, Music Programming - Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Once ranked #2 on The Source magazine’s Power 30 list, Kelly G currently serves as Black Entertainment Television (BET’s) Senior Director of Music Programming.  Since 1999 Kelly G has taken BET’s music and programming to levels that have set trends which ultimately jump started and influenced the careers of many multi-platinum artist like Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songs and countless others.  His responsibilities once included choosing all the music videos on BET and now as expanded into developing a live events business (BET Live), a Music Library (The BET Collection), and a new music initiative (BET Music Matters).  For many years he has given significant contributions to the music and production of the network’s franchise programs including BET Awards, 106 & Park, BET’s Music Matters, BET Live, Rap City, Uncut and BET Access Granted.  Kelly G has taken that influence even further and partnered with Live Nation to develop a live events business entitled BET Live. This franchise has launched many sold out events including The 106 & Park Tour, Music Matters Tour and Closer To My Dreams Tour.  In addition to helping program the number one rated Music video show on all of television, BET: 106 & Park Top Ten Live, Kelly has also created a BET Music Library. He has leveraged his relationships with many multi-platinum producers to develop a first in class music library with emphasis on R&B, Gospel and Jazz. Kelly helped develop a ground breaking new music platform called Music Matters. The program leveraged BET’s massive on air and digital platforms (including The BET Awards) to impact record and concert ticket sales and play a critical role in launching the careers of artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Miguel and Jay-Z protégé J. Cole. Prior to joining BET, Kelly G worked for Chicago’s Number One rated hip-hop and R&B station, WGCI.  He eventually landed his own trend setting four-hour mix show called Da Bomb. Kelly G took those lessons along with his Dee Jaying skills to do house remixes. Kelly G can be seen producing and scoring tracks for movies like Phunny Business and Dee Jaying special events the world over.

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