(AllHipHop News) The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul is being celebrated for her three-decade career in entertainment. BET Networks announced Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual BET Awards. MJB joins a list of recipients that includes Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Prince, Samuel L. Jackson, and New Edition.
MJB is a 9-time Grammy winner. She has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. The New York native made history at the 2018 Academy Awards when she became the first double nominee in the Best Song and Best Supporting Actress categories for her work on Mudbound.
Cardi B goes into this year's BET Awards with the most nominations (7). The ceremony will feature performances by Cardi, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, Yung Miami of City Girls, and more.
Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin will be presenters at the event. Regina Hall will host the 2019 BET Awards which are scheduled to air June 23 at 8 pm ET.