Mary J. Blige
to Receive Lifetime
BET Awards The R&B songstress is set to
receive the prestigious accolade, which recognizes legendary artists and their contributions to the music industry. Blige will receive it at the annual ceremony, which is set to air live on June 23. Her long-running music career includes nine Grammys and eight multi-platinum albums. She will join previous BET lifetime achievement
honorees, including Prince, Whitney Houston,
Diana Ross and more. It was also announced earlier this week that Tyler Perry will receive the Ultimate Icon accolade at the event.