Mary J. Blige to receive lifetime achievement award during 2019 BET Awards

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Actor/singer Mary J. Blige will be honored with the prestigious lifetime achievement award during the 2019 BET Awards.

As a recording artist, Blige has earned Grammy Awards and 32 total nominations and has notched eight multi-platinum albums, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The New York native is also an established actress who has garnered two Golden Globe Award nominations and one Screen Actors Guild Award nod. She also made history in 2018 when she became the first double nominee in the best supporting actress and best song categories at the Academy Awards for her work on “Mudbound.”

Previous recipients of the BET lifetime achievement award include Anita Baker, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and James Brown.

The network has announced that 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 be among the performers during the awards show. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin will be presenters.

Blige will receive the honor during the ceremony, which will be hosted by Regina Hall and air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles 8 p.m. Eastern Time June 23 on BET.

-BAM

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