LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, Oscar-nominated actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual BET Awards.
Blige, who over the course of her career has earned nine Grammy Awards (with 32 nominations) two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, has topped charts with her hits like “Be Without You”, “No More Drama” and “Family Affair.”
At the 2018 Academy Awards, Blige made history as the first double nominee across the acting and music categories for Best Song and Best Supporting Actress for her work on Mudbound.
The BET Awards are set to take place on June 23rd from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The awards show will be broadcast live on BET, with Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET serving as Executive Producer for the show.
As previously announced, the first group of performers for the 19th annual “BET Awards” include 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. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin were also announced as presenters.