Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Dave Chappelle and more to appear on Quincy Jones special

'Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones' will air December 9 on BET.


Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones. 

Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken Ehrlich.

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According to a statement, the special will chronicle Jones’ career as an incomparable hitmaker, as well as his “contributions to film and television, work as a humanitarian, his contributions to jazz and success as a producer, highlighting his relationship with Michael Jackson.”

“For most of my life, the name Quincy Jones has represented excellence in nearly every part of the American musical landscape,” Ehrlich said in a statement. “To be able to celebrate his remarkable achievements in a two-hour television event has been one of the great joys of my life, and I have no doubt that viewers of all ages and backgrounds will relate to the musical highlights of this amazing man.”

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Several musical acts will take the stage to perform during the show including Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Sam Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Ne-Yo.

Other stars including Usher, LL Cool J, Danny Glover, Ludacris, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Dave Chapelle, and his daughter, Rashida Jones, will share personal stories about the music legend.

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Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones will air December 9 on BET.