Mary J. Blige Set to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BET Awards

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The BET Awards are coming our way next week, and we already know who’s going to take one of the shiny trophies home. Mary J. Blige will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s ceremony.

The legendary singer is adding this award to a pretty long list of accomplishments which includes nine Grammys and ten Billboard Music Awards.

She’s no stranger to winning the BET Awards, either, and her collection already includes five of these accolades. Blige won her most recent BET Award last year, in the category Bet Her Award for her latest studio album Strength of a Woman. She’s currently working on its follow-up, but music isn’t the only thing keeping her busy.

Following her Oscar-nominated turn in Mudbound, Blige landed key roles on TV shows The Umbrella Academy and Scream: The TV Series. She’s also set to star in movies The Violent Heart and Body Cam.

This year’s BET Awards will take place on June 23rd at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Regina Hall serving as a host for the first time.