BET on Wednesday announced that Mary J. Blige will be honored with the prestigious lifetime achievement award during the 2019 BET Awards.
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 June 23rd. Mary J Blige will add the accolade to her stellar music career that includes nine Grammys (and 32 nominations) and eight multi-platinum albums.
Her film side has garnered two Golden Globe nominations as well as a SAG nod. In 2018, she also made Oscar history as the first double nominee in the best supporting actress and best song categories for her work on Mudbound.
Blige will join past BET lifetime achievement honorees such as Anita Baker, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and James Brown.
Fans will be able to see Blige perform this summer as she embarks on a co-headlining tour with longtime collaborator Nas. The two’s run of shows begins July 11 in West Palm Beach, Florida.