The Shade Room speaks about how just a few weeks after the passing of Andre Harrel a tribute has been set for him by BET. The tribute will be fromsome of his closest friends as well as the ones that benefited from his expertise as a figure in modern music. There will be several celebrities to give him a proper send-off, including Mariah Carey, Babyface, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Naomi Campbell, Lee Daniels, Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons and Robin Thicke.
Andre Harrell, whose Uptown Records is considered one of the key bridges between hip-hop and R&B, died of heart failure Thursday night at his West Hollywood home. He was 59 and his death was confirmed by his former wife.
Harrell was a key to the careers of Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D & The Boyz, and Jodeci, among many others. His label, Uptown Records, is remembered as one of the R&B giants of the 1990s, finding a niche as a home for artists who were sophisticated and smooth, yet retaining its street edge.
Given the lives he has had an impact on it is no surprise to see many influential artists wanting to be part of his tribute.
This is what The Shade Room had to say on instagram:
“Just a few weeks after his untimely passing, legendary music mogul #AndreHarrell is set for an official tribute by BET. The network just announced that Andre Harrell will be given a star-studded tribute from some of his closest friends and those who benefitted from his expertise as one of the most memorable figures in modern music.
According to @HollywoodReporter, BET is officially on board for a tribute to the late Andre Harrell, the legendary music executive who is notable for spear-heading the careers of Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci and more. As we previously reported, Andre sadly passed away at the age of 59 earlier this month due to alleged heart complications.”
The BET broadcast tribute will be called “Mr. Champagne and Bubbles” — which was a nickname for Andre. There will be several celebrities on hand to give him a proper send-off, including Mariah Carey, Babyface, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Naomi Campbell, Lee Daniels, Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons and Robin Thicke. The tribute special is set to air commercial-free on BET, BET Jams, BET Soul and REVOLT TV, where Andre-Click The Link In Bio To Read More! 📸: (@gettyimages)”