Prince (the most beautiful man alive) is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards this year. The 51 year old superstar (yes 51…he doesn’t look a day over 40 iSwear) joins Whitney Houston, James Brown, and Al Green who have all been honored for the award. BET says the Prince tribute will stand out. Stephan G. Hill, the president of programming, music and specials for the network, said BET will celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s “unique style.” He also called the performer dynamic, genius, and that he IS music. iKnow 4 a fact that Cie Cie will be watching, and so will I. iLove Prince and iCan’t wait to see what he’s wearing to the event!
BET announced today that the rapper will take the stage for “a dynamic comeback performance.” This will be his first major awards show appearance since last year’s memorable MTV Video Music Awards. While it has not been revealed what he will perform, there’s a good chance it will include his new single Power from his forthcoming album Good Ass Job.
Ludacris, Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled have also been added to this year’s lineup. They join previously announced performers T.I., Drake, Diddy-Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz. The 10th annual event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and John Legend will receive the Humanitarian Award. The BET Awards 2010 airs live Sunday, June 27, at 8 p.m. EST from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
As we know, yesterday Justin Bieber recieved a BET Award nomination, but what alot of people don’t understand is why. BET (and the BET Awards) were designed to acknowledge the aritsts, actors, directors, etc who don’t get the recgonition that they deserved from other award shows (Grammys anyone?). Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programing and Specials, said “Bieber has crossed the color boundaries the same way that hip-hop has crossed the boundaries the other way for a number of years, he has rhythm in his music and he makes the type of music our audience likes.” This very true, and everyone knows it. I really don’t understand why people are upset over it. I can understand that you may not like his music but the kid deserves this award nomination, and truthfully I hope he wins.
Yesterday shortly after the BET Award nominations were announced, Monica tweeted to her fans about how briefly disappointed she was that she wasn’t in the Best Female R&B Artist catergory. She then tweeted about how thankful she was to be nominated at all. Of course that didnt stop the fans from tweeting and speaking about the snub. My timeline was Monica central for at least an hour but others went on about the subject for the rest of the day. They went on and on about artists such as Beyonce, whos album came out two years ago, has recieved a nomination in that catergory (the first name to be listed actually) and so is Rihanna who is CLEARLY A POP artist. Even I had to get soem of that Rihanna action. I just hope that she takes home at least one of the two awards she’s nominated for. After all, she has been in the game since the age of 13.