Mary J. Blige To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019 BET Awards

Posted June 12, 2019

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The 2019 BET Awards are just days ago set to air live from the Microsoft Theater on June 23 hosted by Regina Hall.

On Wednesday it was announced that the 19th annual event will pay homage to the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige as she receives the Lifetime Achievement Award following the likes of New Edition, Anita Baker, Prince, Michael Jackson and more.

According to the official press release:

With a career of landmark achievements including eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a SAG nomination, Mary J. Blige has remained a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era and cemented herself as a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums. She began moving people with her soulful voice at the age of 18 when she became Uptown Records youngest and first female artist. Over the years, Blige has helped redefine R&B in the contemporary music era with chart-topping 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.

As previously announced, 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 serve as performers. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin were also announced as presenters.

 

Congrats to Mary.

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