In 2000, BET started something special. With MTV’s TRL stomping out competitors with Carson Daly in the driver’s seat, BET was hungry to supply its audience with a similar vehicle. Instead of delving deep into the arena of pop videos, BET stayed true to its roots by creating a music countdown strictly dedicated to hip hop and R&B. The outcome? BET’s 106 & Park became a reality on September 11, 2000 when AJ Calloway and Free hosted the first ever episode. From then out, 85 million viewers tuned in to see their favorite artists and entertainers sit on the illustrious couch to chop it up with the hosts. Despite several turnovers in talent, the show remained on-air for 14 years before saying its final goodbyes in 2014. Even though 106 is gone, it doesn’t mean that we can’t pay homage to the hosts, right? See where some of our favorites are at now.
See Where All the Former Hosts of BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Are Now
Where’s AJ & Free?!