The 2019 BET Awards will honor the Grammy Award winner and now Oscar nominated icon, Mary J. Blige. She received 2 Oscar nominations last year in 2017 for the film, Mudbound. Throughout the years, Blige has been referred to as the Queen of hip-hop soul with timeless wonders such as Real Love, I'm Goin' Down, and Not Gon' Cry (from the Waiting to Exhale movie soundtrack). She has been very successful as merging R&b and hip-hop, which is not easy to do. Her second studio album, My Life is ranked in the top 500 albums of all time, coming in at number 279.
Achievement may be an understatement when it comes to Auntie Mary. Throughout her career, she has had 9 Grammy award wins (32 nominations), 8 multi-platinum albums, a SAG Award nomination, and also 2 Golden Globe nominations. Her voice has created passion, inspiration, and empowerment in music. She is an international superstar, with worldwide album sales eclipsing 50 million sold.
On June 23 at the Microsoft Theatre in LA, BET will honor the multi-faceted icon with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement to recognize Mary J. Blige came yesterday, as they said she is a "a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era.”
Congrats Queen!!! You deserve this honor.