Nine-time Grammy award-winning artist, Mary J. Blige is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award next week at the 2019 BET Awards!

The prestigious award is being given to Blige for her outstanding list of accomplishments throughout her decade-long career as an artist and actress. The music icon has eight multi-platinum albums, sold over 50 million albums, and became Uptown Record’s youngest and first-ever female artist at just 18-years-old.

In addition to that, she made history at the 2018 Academy Awards as the first double nominee in the acting and music categories for her work in Netflix’s hit film, Mudbound.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was first introduced back in 2001 and recognizes vets in the music industry for their contributions. In the past, stars such as Whitney Houston and Diana Ross have been honored with this award.

Congratulations Mary J. Blige!

The 2019 BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 23rd at 8 PM EST! Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be tuning in!




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