Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Oscar nominated actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual “BET Awards.” The Award ceremony will air live, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

With a staggering thirty-two nominations, two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a Screen Actors Guild nomination, Mary J. Blige has remained a force to reckon with and a figure of inspiration.

The soulful singer, began her career at the age of 18, when she became uptown records youngest and first female artist. 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 Mud bound.

Her large fan base, spread across the globe, has made it possible for more than 50 million album sales.