Usher To Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award at BET Awards 2024/ Suprise Special Guests To Honor The Superstar On Stage

Posted May 30, 2024
image via Usher Instagram

It’s Usher‘s world, we’re just living in it!

On Thursday (May 30) BET announced that the music superstar will be the latest artist to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2024.

The coveted award commemorates industry pioneers who have powerfully shifted culture and the entertainment industry. Surprise guests who will take the stage to celebrate USHER and his ever-growing musical legacy will be announced soon. The Lifetime Achievement BET Award recognizes special achievements and distinguished public service, with previous recipients including Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, Lionel Richie, New EditionBusta Rhymes, among others. Culture’s Biggest Night, “BET Awards” 2024, will air LIVE on Sunday, June 30 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.

“The relationship between BET and USHER spans decades, from his multiple appearances on 106 & Park, to most recently winning the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 55th NAACP Image Awards,” said Connie Orlando, BET EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. From his chart-topping hits, electrifying performances, and unforgettable vocals to his signature moves and sound, USHER continues to stand on culture, setting new standards for the music industry and Black Excellence. We look forward to creating an amazing lineup to pay tribute to our global icon.”

As one of the best-selling artists in music history, with an illustrious three-decade career and over 80 million records sold worldwide, Usher’s impact on the industry is undeniable. His groundbreaking albums, including My Way and Confessions have shattered records and earned him numerous accolades, including eight GRAMMY® Awards. In 2024, Usher’s trailblazing journey continued with his headlining performance at the Apple Music halftime show for Super Bowl LVIII and the release of his highly anticipated ninth album, Coming Home, which marked his debut as an independent artist.

Usher’s impact extends far beyond the realm of music. As the founding chairman of the New Look Foundation, the organization has served over 55,000 youth around the world through education and mentorship. His commitment to philanthropy and social activism has earned him widespread recognition, including the NAACP’s 2010 Ford Freedom Award Scholar and the prestigious Morehouse College Candle Award in 2014.

BET Awards has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year (CY02-CY23). BET Awards is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change. 

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The news comes just months ahead of Usher kicking off his highly-anticipated ‘Past Present Future’ Tour.

You can check out the full list of nominees below.

Album of the Year

11:11                                                                           CHRIS BROWN

A GIFT & A CURSE                                                    GUNNA

AMERICAN DREAM                                                  21 SAVAGE

COMING HOME                                                         USHER

FOR ALL THE DOGS (SCARY HOURS EDITION)    DRAKE

JAGUAR II                                                                  VICTORIA MONÉT

MICHAEL                                                                    KILLER MIKE

PINK FRIDAY 2                                                          NICKI MINAJ

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ

COCO JONES

DOJA CAT

H.E.R.

MUNI LONG

SZA

TYLA

VICTORIA MONÉT

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRENT FAIYAZ

BRYSON TILLER

BURNA BOY

CHRIS BROWN

DRAKE

FRIDAYY

OCTOBER LONDON

USHER

Best Group

¥$, YE, TY DOLLA $IGN

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

41

BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX

CITY GIRLS

FLO

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

WANMOR

Best Collaboration

ALL MY LIFE                                                  LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE

AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM (REMIX)         BEYONCÉ FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR

BARBIE WORLD                                            NICKI MINAJ & ICE SPICE (WITH AQUA)

BONGOS                                                        CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION

CARNIVAL                                                     ¥$, YE, TY DOLLA $IGN FEAT. RICH THE KID, PLAYBOI                                                                         CARTI

DON’T PLAY WITH IT (REMIX)                     LOLA BROOKE FEAT. LATTO & YUNG MIAMI

EVERYBODY                                                 NICKI MINAJ FEAT. LIL UZI VERT

GOOD GOOD                                                USHER, SUMMER WALKER & 21 SAVAGE

RICH BABY DADDY                                      DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

GLORILLA

ICE SPICE

LATTO

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NICKI MINAJ

SEXYY RED

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 SAVAGE

BURNA BOY

DRAKE

FUTURE

GUNNA

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

LIL WAYNE

Video of the Year     

AGORA HILLS                                    DOJA CAT

ALL MY LIFE                                      LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE

BARBIE WORLD                                NICKI MINAJ & ICE SPICE (WITH AQUA)

BONGOS                                           CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION

FIRST PERSON SHOOTER              DRAKE FEAT. J. COLE

GOOD GOOD                                    USHER, SUMMER WALKER & 21 SAVAGE

ON MY MAMA                                    VICTORIA MONÉT

RICH BABY DADDY                          DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

CHILD.

 COLE BENNETT

DAVE MEYERS

JANELLE MONÁE & ALAN FERGUSON

OFFSET

TEMS

TYLER, THE CREATOR

Best New Artist

41

4BATZ

AYRA STARR

BOSSMAN DLOW

FRIDAYY

OCTOBER LONDON

SEXYY RED

TYLA

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

AWARD ALL OF THE GLORY                                  SHIRLEY CAESAR

ALL THINGS                                                              KIRK FRANKLIN

ANGEL                                                                       HALLE BAILEY

COME JESUS COME                                                CECE WINANS

DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?                                    ERICA CAMPBELL

GOD PROBLEMS                                                      MAVERICK CITY MUSIC, NAOMI RAINE &
                                                                                   CHANDLER MOORE

ME & U                                                                       TEMS

TRY LOVE                                                                  KIRK FRANKLIN

Viewer’s Choice Award

AGORA HILLS                                                            DOJA CAT   

ALL MY LIFE                                                               LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE    

GUNNA                                                                       FUKUMEAN                                                  

LOVIN ON ME                                                            JACK HARLOW

MADE FOR ME                                                          MUNI LONG                                                  

ON MY MAMA                                                            VICTORIA MONÉT                                         

RICH BABY DADDY                                                   DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA             

SENSATIONAL                                                           CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DAVIDO & LOJAY  

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM                                                      BEYONCÉ                                                     

WATER                                                                       TYLA                                                              

Best International Act

ASAKE (Africa)

AYA NAKAMURA (France)

AYRA STARR (Africa)

BK’ (Brazil)

CLEO SOL (UK)

FOCALISTIC (Africa)

KAROL CONKÁ (Brazil)

RAYE (UK)

TIAKOLA (France)

TYLA (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

BELLAH (UK)

CRISTALE (UK)

DUQUESA (Brazil)

HOLLY G (France)

JUNGELI (France)

MAKHADZI (Africa)

ORUAM (Brazil)

SEYI VIBEZ (Africa)

TYLER ICU (Africa)

BET Her

16 CARRIAGES                     BEYONCÉ

BLESSINGS                           NICKI MINAJ FEAT. TASHA COBBS LEONARD

COMMAS                               AYRA STARR

FLY GIRL                                FLO FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT

HISS                                        MEGAN THEE STALLION

ON MY MAMA                        VICTORIA MONÉT

SATURN                                 SZA

YEAH GLO!                            GLORILLA

Best Movie

AMERICAN FICTION

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE

RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

THE BOOK OF CLARENCE

THE COLOR PURPLE

THE EQUALIZER 3

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Best Actor

ANTHONY MACKIE

COLMAN DOMINGO

DAMSON IDRIS

DENZEL WASHINGTON

DONALD GLOVER

IDRIS ELBA

JEFFREY WRIGHT

LAKEITH STANFIELD

Best Actress

ANGELA BASSETT

AYO EDEBIRI

COCO JONES

DANIELLE BROOKS

FANTASIA

HALLE BAILEY

ISSA RAE

REGINA KING

YoungStars Award  

AKIRA AKBAR

BLUE IVY CARTER

DEMI SINGLETON

HEIRESS DIANA HARRIS

JABRIA MCCULLUM

JALYN HALL

LEAH JEFFRIES

VAN VAN

Sportswoman of the Year Award

A’JA WILSON

ANGEL REESE

COCO GAUFF

FLAU’JAE JOHNSON

JUJU WATKINS

NAOMI OSAKA

SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON

SIMONE BILES

Sportsman of the Year Award

ANTHONY EDWARDS

GERVONTA DAVIS

JALEN BRUNSON

JALEN HURTS

KYRIE IRVING

LEBRON JAMES

PATRICK MAHOMES

STEPHEN CURRY

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