Streaming giant TIDAL and BET are doing it big tonight. The two powerhouses have teamed up to livestream Wednesday evening’s “Saving Our Selves: A BET Covid-19 Relief Effort” special.


On Wednesday, BET announced the huge TIDAL partnership. The free broadcast will stream for both members and non-TIDAL members at 8 PM ET.

 Today BET announces partnership with  TIDAL, global music and entertainment platform, to live-stream the “SAVING OUR SELVES: A BET COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT,” special for free on TIDAL members and non-members will be able to tune-in live starting at 8:00 pm EST. Additionally, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the US, will live-stream the special at 8 pm EST on Wednesday, April 22nd. Following the broadcast premiere, the encore of “SAVING OUR SELVES: A BET COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT,” will be available on BET+ Thursday, April 23rd

Star-Studded Affair

Tonight’s special is going to have a slew of high-profile entertainers. Everyone from comedian Anthony Anderson and performers like Swae Lee are slated to appear.

Anthony AndersonKelly RowlandTerrence J, and Regina Hall announced as hosts for the two-hour special and previously announced performances includeAlicia Keys with a special tribute to New York City, and a Gospel moment with Kirk Franklin featuring Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, and Melvin Crispell III.  Also featuring exclusive performances by John Legend, Usher, Jhene Aiko, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Ella  Mai, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Swae Lee, Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese Gibson, Buju Banton, DJ D-NiceSiR,  D Smoke, and Charlie Wilson. And celebrity guest appearances by Halle Berry, Tiffany Haddish, Ciara, Don Cheadle, Deon Cole, Angela Rye, Dr. Rheeda Walker, Charlamagne Tha God, Symone D. Sanders, DJ Khaled and Chance The Rapper.

Wait, There’s More

On Monday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp broke massive news. He revealed his state’s rollout for businesses including restaurants to reopen under social distancing requirements.

The governor’s order will allow gyms, bowling alleys, salons and some other indoor facilities closed under his shelter in place order to resume operations by Friday if they comply with social distancing requirements and meet other safety standards. And restaurants, which were banned from in-person dining, will be allowed to reopen on April 27 if they meet guidelines his office will release later this week. Theaters will also be covered by those new standards. Bars and nightclubs will stay shuttered. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Before You Go

Recent reports claimed Georgia had hit its peak in deaths caused by coronavirus. However, initial projections claimed it wouldn’t be reached until next month.

The model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now shows that Georgia passed its peak for virus-related deaths April 7, and hospitals may have reached their peak demand on resources last week. Earlier projections showed those milestones would not be reached until early May, after Gov. Brian Kemp’s original stay-at-home order was scheduled to expire April 30. (WSB-TV)