BET will air a tribute to the late Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The memorial broadcast dubbed Mr. Champagne and Bubbles — a nickname of Harrell’s — will feature tributes from Chris Rock, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Babyface, Naomi Campbell, Clarence Avant, Robin Thicke and more. It will air commercial-free on BET, BET Jams, BET Soul and REVOLT TV, where Harrell was vice chairman.
As the founder of Uptown Records Harrell lanced the careers of Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and the Boyz, Al B. Sure, Anthony Hamilton, Teddy Riley and Guy, and more. He also hired Sean “P. Diddy” Combs as an intern, later promoting him to vice president of A&R.
The tribute will air Sunday, May 24, at 7 pm ET and 7 pm PT.