Usher to Receive BET Awards 2024 Lifetime Achievement Honor

American singer Usher Raymond IV performs during the Fashion Rocks China 2016 in Shanghai, China, 14 October 2016. — Photo by ChinaImages

The 2024 BET Awards will recognize Usher with a lifetime achievement honor and musical tribute.

The singer has shattered records and earned eight Grammy Awards. Earlier this year, he headlined the Apple Music halftime show for Super Bowl LVIII and released his ninth album, Coming Home. 

He is also founding chairman of the New Look Foundation, which has helped over 55,000 young people around the world through education and mentorship.

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Each year, BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pioneers “who have shifted culture and the entertainment industry.”

Previous recipients have included Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, Lionel Richie, New Edition, and Busta Rhymes.

BET is currently lining up surprise guests to pay tribute to Usher and his musical legacy.

“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,” Connie Orlando, BET’s executive vice president of specials, music, programming and music strategy, said in a statement this week.

“From his chart-topping hits, electrifying performances, and unforgettable vocals to his signature moves and sound, Usher continues to stand on culture, setting new standards for the music industry and Black Excellence. We look forward to creating an amazing lineup to pay tribute to our global icon,” Orlando added.

Drake leads the nominations for this year’s BET Awards with seven nods, including album of the year for For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition).

Nicki Minaj follows with six nominations. J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét also have multiple nominations.

The 2024 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

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