This is long overdue, BET networks announced that auntie Mary J. Blige will be honored with the prestigious lifetime achievement award during the 2019 BET Awards.
I need Fantasia, Jazmine, and Keyshia for this tribute.
Blige is a nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist, with 32 total nominations under her belt. Additionally, she has eight multi-platinum albums.
Blige is also an established actress and has received two Golden Globe nominations and one SAG 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 Oscars for her work on Mudbound.
Previous recipients of the BET honor include Anita Baker, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and James Brown.
The network previously 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 are confirmed to present.
Blige will receive the honor during the ceremony, which will be hosted by Regina Hall and air live on BET at 8 p.m. ET on June 23 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Smart move by BET. They know people will tune in to watch this now.