Written by Leo Lysius
Nine-time Grammy award winning R&B icon Mary J. Blige will be honored at this year’s BET Awards, which will air live on June 23rd in Los Angeles. BET Networks announced on Wednesday that the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be presented with the prestigious lifetime achievement award at this year’s ceremony.
The Yonkers-bred superstar is gearing up for a busy summer as she is putting the final touches on her forthcoming new album, set for release later in the year. She recently released a single with longtime collaborator, Nas (“Thriving”), and will be headlining once again this year’s Essence Music Festival in July. Some of BET’s past honorees include Anita Baker, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and James Brown.
The network previously announced that Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, Yung Miami of City Girls, Lucky Daye and Kiana Ledé will be among the performers during the awards show.
Who do you think will tribute the Queen at the ceremony?