Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige will be honoured with BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the BET Networks announced on Wednesday.
The award will be presented during the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on 23 June.
Mary J. Blige’s past accomplishments include eight multi-platinum albums and nine Grammy Awards. Her film work has garnered two Golden Globe nominations as well as a SAG nod. In 2018, she made history for when she was nominated for two Academy Awards and became the first double nominee in the best-supporting-actress and best song categories for her contributions to Mudbound.
Hosted by Regina Hall, the BET Awards broadcast will feature performances by 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. Presenters include Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin.
Following the award, the singer will hit the road on a co-headlining summer tour with Nas, which kicks off on July 11th in West Palm Beach, Florida at Coral Sky Amphitheater at the S. Florida Fairgrounds. Last month, the pair teamed to release their new single, Thriving.
Past BET lifetime achievement honorees include stars such as Anita Baker, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and James Brown.