close article
Is Will Smith Making A Music Comeback?

Prince Lands BET Awards Honor

6/15/2010 11:33am EDT

PrincePrince is set to follow in the footsteps of James Brown, Whitney Houston and Diana Ross at the upcoming BET Awards - the pop superstar will be honored with a lifetime achievement honor.

The Purple Rain hit-maker is set to receive the coveted award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 27th, as the event celebrates its 10th year. Organizers will use the ceremony to pay tribute to the singer's long running career and his contribution to music over the years.

Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for BET, tells the Associated Press, "Prince is dynamic. Prince is genius. Prince is music. (The tribute will reflect his) unique style."

The BET Awards show will be hosted by Queen Latifah and feature performances from stars including Kanye West.


Click Here For More Prince Pictures


Photo Credits: PR Photos

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!