Past winners include Whitney Houston, James Brown, Diana Ross, Prince and the Isley Brothers.
Blige has established a legendary singing career for more than two decades, winning nine Grammys and racking up eight multi-platinum selling albums. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has also become an accomplished actress, receiving nominations for Oscars and Golden Globe Awards.
BET’s 19th annual awards ceremony is scheduled to take place June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event will air live on BET and other Viacom networks, including MTV and VH1, at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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.
Check out all of the dates here.