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Watch Barrier-Breaking Black Female Artists On Centric This Weekend

June 8th, 2013 5:54am EDT

Alicia Keys

Centric is celebrating the second weekend of Black Music Month, June 13-14, with an all-star lineup of barrier breaking black female artists.

Black Music Month powers on at Centric TV with an exciting weekend devoted to some of music’s biggest soul sisters. These bold, barrier-breaking personalities have created an entire genre and electrified audiences worldwide.  Saturday and Sunday Centric’s favorite female vocalists will hold court and command the stage with Sister Soul Weekend.

From gospel to hip-hop, and everything in between, these powerful female artists have inspired fans to cry, laugh, love – and of course, stand up and fight back. This weekend’s celebration features contemporary artists from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. From Tina Turner straight through to Fantasia, the range of musical and personal styles have one thing in common – they are all feminine forces to be reckoned with. Having risen to fame against all odds, these performers are sheer forces of talent, confidence and personal will.

Saturday 6/13

5 a.m.   Music of Mary J. Blige
7 a.m.   Music Divas (feat. Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu, Fantasia, Alicia Keys)
8 a.m.   Music of Beyonce + Destiny’s Child 
9 a.m.   Monica vs Brandy
2 p.m.   Tina Turner: Live in Holland
3 p.m.   Jill Scott: Live in Paris
4 p.m.   Jill Scott: Tower Theater Concert
6 p.m.   Mary J. Blige: My Life Concert
7 p.m.   Soul Train Awards 2012
10 p.m. Centric Live: Fantasia at the Fillmore
11 p.m. Whitney Houston: Legend

Sunday 6/14

11 p.m. Centric Live: Fantasia At the Fillmore
12 a.m. Mary J. Blige: My Life Concert
1 a.m.   Jill Scott: Tower Theater Concert
3 a.m.   Jill Scott: Live in Paris
4 a.m.   Tina Turner: Live in Holland
5 a.m.   Whitney Houston: Legend

Having kicked off the first weekend with Public Enemy, Centric will air themed programming that explores and celebrates the vitality of African American music and musicians for all five weekends in June.  Additional weekend themes will feature Soul Men, R. Kelly and more.

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