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The Jacksons and New Edition will perform together during the BET Awards weekend this year, Stephen Hill, Director of Music Programming and Specials, told the Tom Joyner Morning Show today. That two of the hottest male groups in music history will share a stage was but one of many announcements around the BET Awards this week. Drake is the lead nominee with 12 nods and Chris Brown and R.Kelly will perform on the show that airs live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on June 30th. Actor/comedian Chris Tucker, just off a role in the Oscar-winning film “Silver Linings Playbook” will be the host.

“Chris Tucker will be hosting and we had a press conference with him the other day and he was killing it at the press conference so you know what he’s going to do on stage,” Hill said.

Hill promised Tom Joyner a surprise performance that he says the radio personality will love.

“We’re getting one of your favorite groups back together,” Hill told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “They’ve been broken up for a while but we worked the different angles to get them together in the same place at the same time. They’re going to be getting back to together, one of Tom’s favorite groups of all time.”

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