Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23.
Blige’s career of landmark achievements includes eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a SAG nomination.
“Mary J. Blige has remained a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era,” BET said in a statement announcing the award.
An artist who has worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums, Blige has helped redefine R&B in the contemporary music era with chart-topping hits like “Be Without You,” “No More Drama” and “Family Affair.”
At the 2018 Academy Awards, Blige made history as the first double nominee across the acting and music categories for Best Song and Best Supporting Actress for her work on Mudbound.
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