Alicia Keys Attends BET Launch
EXCLUSIVE: We caught up with the No One diva and Soulja Boy at the event
BET held its UK launch party on Saturday in London with a host of urban music stars turning out for the new TV channel.
Jay Sean, Kano, Musiq Soulchild, Alesha Dixon, Jamelia, Lemar and Soulja Boy were all at the event.
But guest of honour was US soul singer Alicia Keys who spoke to MTV News.
She said: I just had my first show at the O2 Arena last night, WOW- we had a serious good time! It was very exciting. But now here were launching BET in the UK Im here to support that and also perform a little bit.
Keys also revealed she is a fan of the UK: Its good, you no I love London. Theres so many incredible British artists that can really get an opportunity (from BET). I think, its going to see American artists and British artists merge more.
Soulja Boy told us BET were the first channel to play his smash hit Crank That and said: A lot of UK artists now will be more publicised by BET, there will be new styles of music coming out of the UK and branching off to the US.