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BET Airs Final Episode of 106 & Park

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Friday, December 19th was the last and final episode of 106 & Park, the beloved music video countdown show on BET that first aired in 2000. The show featured a music video countdown that viewers got to vote for online, as well as artist and celebrity interviews, new artist debuts, freestyle rap, dance, and singing battles and much more.

The show started out with its two initial hosts A.J. Calloway and Marie “Free” Wright and went on to hold a number of 11 hosts total over the 14-year run. So many wonderful hip-hop/r&b talents that we know of today had their start or first televised performance and interview on 106 & Park. This show was a platform for fans to interact and learn about their favorite artists as well as learn about new up-and-coming artists.

One of my favorite artists on the rise, Kevin Ross, a BET Music Matters artist who is currently featured singing “This is My Wish” in a nation-wide Glade commercial, participated in the shows weekly “Wild Out Wednesday” singing competition back in 2009. Along with showcasing so many talented individuals on the show, 106 & Park was known for having the livest audience around. The show has brought so many memories and moments throughout the years that will be cherished amongst viewers forever.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. According to Billboard, poor ratings and a fading interest from viewers is what lead to the show’s demise. The unlimited access to music and videos due to streaming and video outlets like iTunes and YouTube, their viewers had access to watch videos online rather than wait for the show to air them. This never-ending online access to videos and interviews lead BET to cave in and cancel the show, but continue it online through a web-only format. Go to BET to see all of the farewell videos and the artists and hosts reflect on the last 14 years of the show.

 

Other Source: NY Post

source: NY Post
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