Friday June 14, 2024

Usher to be honoured with BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Usher is also nominated for four more BET Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Male R&B pop artist

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024
BET is celebrating Usher for his ‘ever-growing musical legacy’
BET is celebrating Usher for his ‘ever-growing musical legacy’

Usher is set to receive a major accolade this year.

The King of R&B, 45, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2024 BET Awards on Sunday, June 30, the network announced on Thursday.

This prestigious award, previously bestowed upon music legends like Prince, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, and Lionel Richie, recognises “special achievements and distinguished public service” by icons who have significantly influenced culture and the entertainment industry.

“The relationship between BET and Usher spans decades, from his multiple appearances on 106 & Park to most recently winning the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 55th NAACP Image Awards,” stated Connie Orlando, BET EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, in a press release.

She continued, “From his chart-topping hits, electrifying performances, and unforgettable vocals to his signature moves and sound, Usher continues to set new standards for the music industry and Black excellence. We look forward to creating an amazing lineup to pay tribute to our global icon.”

In addition to his Lifetime Achievement Award, the eight-time Grammy winner is also up for four BET Awards this year, including Album of the Year for Coming Home, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration, and Best Video for Good Good featuring Summer Walker and 21 Savage.