Mary J. Blige: To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary J. Blige will be honored at this year’s BET Awards.

She’s slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award,  an honor previously bestowed on Whitney HoustonJames BrownDiana Ross and Prince. Blige’s career-spanning accomplishments include nine Grammys, eight multi-platinum-selling albums, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

It all goes down on June 23rd, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Hot Takes:

  • Fans can catch Blige this summer on her co-headlining tour with longtime collaborator Nas.
  • I can’t think of an artist more deserving.
  • We need to give people their roses while they’re still here.