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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Mary J. Blige attends the premiere of Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy" at ArcLight Hollywood on February 12, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

“Mary J. Blige has remained a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era and cemented herself as a global superstar.”

Congratulations to my girl MJB!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 02: Mary J. Blige attends FYC Netflix Event Rebels And Rule Breakers at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on June 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

According to BET, Mary J . Blige will be receiving “the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award” at this year’s BET Awards which will take place on Sunday, June 23 at 8pm at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“With a career of landmark achievements including 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 and cemented herself as a global superstar.”

Performers at this year’s BET Awards include “Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, Yung Miami of City Girls, Lucky Daye and Kiana Ledé.”  Click here for more info.