Recap: BET Music Matters Showcases Great New Talent


BET Music Matters has been responsible for helping launch the careers of some of music’s heavyweights for the last few years. From Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole to Elle Varner and Miguel, they’ve given artists the chance to showcase their talent to the world—and they haven’t let up.

Last night, BET Music Matters continued their monthly showcase with an intimate concert at New York’s SOB’s. Artist Felicia Temple gave the crowd a taste of her classic R&B sound with her single, “If That’s What You Want,” while Bronx songstress, Mandee Monet, boasted an array of self-written songs. The gorgeous Anthony Flammia showed the ladies in the house just how well he fit into the R&B bad boy era we’re seeing so much of. And headliner, Christon Gray shut it down with his beautiful falsetto and amazing stage presence. He even had the crowd yelling out song requests from his EP, School of Roses.

In between sets, Extra TV host AJ Calloway dropped some big news on the crowd. With all his experience in music and entertainment, Calloway announced that he will be starting his own record label, Calloway Music Group. He also introduced the crowd to his new artist, Melissa Bon, from Paris. The exciting news was capped off with an impromptu performance of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good,” which she killed!

Be on the lookout for the BET Music Matters compilation and more news on Calloway Music Group. You’ll definitely want to know all of these artists before they make it big.