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It was announced literally moments ago that the legendary Prince is to receive the Lifetime Achievement at the BET Awards 2010. More after the jump…

The 51 year old superstar joins the likes of  Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, James Brown, and Al Green in being honored by the BET Awards, which will celebrate its 10th year in Los Angeles on June 27.

BET says the Prince tribute will stand out. Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for the network, said BET will celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s “unique style.”

“Prince is dynamic. Prince is genius. Prince is music,” Hill said of the performer, who has 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles to his name.

The BET show will be hosted by Queen Latifah and include performances by Kanye West. {Source}

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58 Comments

  1. June 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Bacqui says:
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    Its about tym BET c** up wit sumthin worth payin attention to…Prince is a legend bt not in Wacko Jacko standards,,,BET we still know u flopped by lickin Jay-Zin’s a$$

  2. June 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    veebz says:
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    ABOUT TIME Prince is a genius, I hope they have Alicia doing something

  3. June 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Jay Z's Love Child says:
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    Yayyy Prince. between this and Kanyes return I just MIGHT watch the fuckery that is the BET Awards this year..Im still pissed about that “MJ tribute” ..SMH.

  4. June 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Bacqui says:
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    I was 1st,,,Whoop! Whoop! what an honour!. BET ruined last year awards by focusing on ruining Chris Brown’s career,,Michael Jacko would have loved Breezy performin but nope they have to obey Jay-Zin’s satanic rules

  5. June 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    V says:
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    Yasss Prince! Great choice but they better pick the right people to tribute him!

  6. June 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Nika says:
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    Prince….yay! Bout time BET, someone who actually contributed to the music industry. LUV LUV Prince…..Purple Rain baby!

  7. June 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    O LeDoIt says:
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    Well Deserved !!

  8. June 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    mochalox says:
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    That’s my dawg!!!!! Dat boy good!!!
    LOL!

  9. June 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    DANBOFFICIALL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) says:
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    BACQUII get a life d*** head.

    I was first LMAO LOL LOL

    are you two years old or somthin.

  10. June 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    chris says:
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    http://www.DeruloDaily.com JASON DERULO 1ST FANSITE

  11. June 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    The Truth says:
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    The tribute performances should be very interesting.

  12. June 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    DizzyGuy1985 says:
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    Coming from BET its really not worth that much. Maybe the grammys or something like that. I’m sorry but BET is just whack.

  13. June 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    ce mariah says:
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    who is he?

    is he black or white?

    is he straight or gay?

  14. June 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    DANBOFFICIALL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) says:
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    tranny deserves it.

  15. June 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Bacqui says:
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    HI HATER!

    @Dumbofficially,,, I see u enjoyed suckin d*** last night, did Miss J from ANTM let u hit it from da back and eat his poop? Buttface!

    I was 1st bytches!

  16. June 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    BEYONCE VS. WORLD says:
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    IF BET IS DOING IT IT WILL BE DISAPPOINTING TRUST ME

  17. June 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    thekiddz says:
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    Does anyone even watch BET, anymore?

  18. June 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    DANBOFFICIALL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) says:
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    LOL @ BACQUII DUMBASS h** BAG LMAO LMAO LOL LOL I just spat my tea out reading your dumbass comment LOL LOL LOL.

    we that grape juice readers are ghetto fuckers, dont come here with your “im first” bull s*** this is a music blog not youtube you slaggy mother f*****.

  19. June 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    yuneese says:
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    @BACQUI

    Please refrain from using that tired ass media moniker “Wacko Jacko”. You make yourself sound like a hater.

  20. June 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    yuneese says:
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    I also distinctly remember Chris Brown referring to his idol by his REAL f****** NAME.

  21. June 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    ella says:
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    @BACQUI

    I’m sure Chris Brown could give a damn about the BET Awards doing him dirty. Besides, BET is owned by Viacom (a white media organization). The white media hated MJ and probably didn’t want any awards doing tributes, but they had NO choice and they weren’t gonna allow a woman-beating black guy to perform in a tribute for another black man surrounded by controversy.

  22. June 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    DANBOFFICIALL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) says:
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    @ELLA we all know chris brown is a big time flop…tell us somthin new……

    “COME HERE CHRIS BROWN, BROWN CAN YOU SELL ENOUGH”
    “COME HERE CHRIS BROWN, BROWN YOUR ALBUMS A FLOP”

    Rihanna > Chris Brown

    *ALL DONE*

  23. June 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    royalkev says:
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    I was excited about it being a different entertainer about a week ago, but I’m not mad about anyone honoring Prince!

  24. June 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    Anne says:
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    GREAT NEWS!!! I’m so excited. Now I have a reason to watch the BET Awards this year. Before this announcement, I wasn’t sure that I would be watching. I just posted a comment a few days ago (when Prince’s video was picked from the vault) that he should recognized while he is still alive and then comes this announcement. Can’t wait! He’s received such honors before and he deserves all of them and more.

  25. June 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    That Cranberry Sauce says:
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    So much going on in this post….

    We have Dan calling someone a child, then turning around and acting childish. Fail. Pathetic. You like Rihanna so much? Do the world a favor and pull the f****** trigger honey.

    But more important… I’m SHAKING MY MUTHERFUCKING HEAD at Ce Mariah. Got damn kids these days.

  26. June 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    jonstrax says:
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    LOVE THIS GUY

    CHECK OUT MY NEW ENTERTAINMENT SITE >>> http://WWW.FRESHURBANENT.CO.UK

  27. June 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    ~Team Weezy~ says:
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    YAAAASSSSSSSSS!! Prince is a F*cking musical GENIUS!

    All hail! *Bows*

    You kids need to learn something about REAL MUSICIANSHIP because Prince is the epitome of it!

    Hopefully BET can recover from the fuckery of last year!

  28. June 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    SEAN2010 says:
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    NO JANET JACKSON ?????????????????

    B.S

  29. June 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Anne says:
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    SEAN2010,
    Who cares????? We’re talking about a real musical genius (writing, producing, arranging, playing dozens of instruments, mentoring and producing for other artists–PRINCE), not someone who is mainly famous for having a little voice and a big famous family.

  30. June 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    noth says:
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    BET sucks! but congrats to prince!

  31. June 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    SEAN2010 says:
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    ANNE SHUT UP CAUSE YOU SOUND REALLY DUMB RIGHT NOW.

    JANET WRITES, PRODUCES, DIRECTS, CREATIVE, DANCER, SINGER

    ETC!

    DONT TRY AND DOWNPLAY JANET FOR PRINCE UGLY SLAVE!

    JANET>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PRINCE

    SHE IS A LEGEND AND ICON HER DAMN SELF.

    IF THEY CAN HONOR WHITNEY HOUSTON THEN THEY CAN HONOR JANET JACKSON.

    WHITNEY AND JANET ARE THE FIRST TWO BLACK FEMALES TO HAVE MAJOR CROSSOVER. SO SHUT THE HELL UP.

    CAUSE

    MICHAEL JACKSON>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prince

    JANET JACKSON>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>prince

    THE JACKSONS PERIOD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>prince

    NOW EAT s*** AND DIE RETARD.

  32. June 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    Jay Z's Love Child says:
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    dead @Sean2010

    hmm nevermind the fact that Prince plays EVERY instrument, even at the age on 54, he hasnt lost a step. we cant say the same about Janet. Janet was always a second rate Michael anyways. From the voice to the dancing to the nose. Sorry.

  33. June 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Anne says:
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    Thanks LOVE CHILD, couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  34. June 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    IKSSSF says:
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    Good now they should get beyonce to pay tribute to him.

  35. June 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Wha-EVA! says:
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    All I know is that Beyoncé should pay a tribute to him.. Besides the fact that he wouldn’t let her put Beautiful Ones on DVD, she should do it there, i guess! <3

  36. June 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    Anne says:
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    Like the Beyonce tribute idea. I also think that Maxwell would be an obvious good choice and maybe Sheila E. It would also be nice if Chaka would perform “I Feel For You” (written, produced, and originally performed by Prince for those who were unaware), Alicia Keys could perform “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore” (also orginally a Prince tune) & Beyonce could perform Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend” since she sampled it for the Bonnie & Clyde song w/Jay (and/or Beautiful Ones as stated above). Anyway, whoever they pick I hope they do him justice.

  37. June 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    bluekid says:
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    I love Prince! :)

  38. June 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Info says:
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    @ANNE

    Good Choices! I was thinking of the same people as well as lenny kravitz, but we know dat aint gone happen. I hope BET dont F dis tribute up cuz i wasnt going to watch it until I found out prince was being honored

  39. June 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    chocolatebox says:
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    So Prince finally accepted the offer huh. He was asked before years ago. But declined after BET fired his good friend Tavis Smiley. After that horrible tribute to Michael last year. Which i excused only because it was last minute planning. I think they will do Prince justice. Because he is the last black male superstar left. There is just no others left that measure up to him and he still is making music and hasn’t aged one year since Purple Rain over 25 years ago.

    @Annie I agree with U totally on who should do the tributes. Even though Alicia is pregnant. But she can sit while doing How c** U don’t call me anymore. Hopefully I will be able to attend to pay homage to my Musical idol. The genius Prince Rogers Nelson.

    Hit me up!

    By the way my name is taken from a song on Prince CD that was released last year from the Lotusflow3r 3 disk set. That U can purchase exclusively from Target that debut at #2 on the Billboard charts. With no radio airplay… Congrats 2 U Prince

  40. June 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    JadenJewel says:
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    I was hoping for Janet to get the BET Lifetime achievement award too but Prince has been deserved a tribute. Prince is one of the GREATEST, INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE artists to EVER walk the planet. @Sean2010 BYE GIRL FLY GIRL. I love Janet too and she’s NO DOUBT amazing, but for the longest time Prince has been underrated and hasn’t been given the credit that he deserves. I hope that BET does Prince justice, but I won’t be suprised if they don’t. I know Prince will show the youngins how it’s done.

  41. June 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    datroyster09 says:
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    I truly feel that BET could have waited 1 more year to give this award to Prince….This year it should have definitely been given to Ms. Tina Turner after he 50th Anniversary Tour, she truly deserves the award and should have already received it by now anyway.

  42. June 16, 2010 at 1:11 am
    True Blue says:
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    Who cares, BET sucks, Prince is waaaaaaaaaaay above those suckers, anyway. Dude is a genius for real, I personally feel that he is underrated. He is one of the last legit musicians left from the era of REAL MUSIC, he should be given bigger props than some lame-ass BET achievement award.

  43. June 16, 2010 at 1:28 am
    RhiRhithegoatkiller says:
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    Yes BET had to come hard this yearr because of last reviews about the awards show. So glad that Jammie is not hosting because he was awful mostly trying to promote himeself and he wasn’t even funny. Monique by far has been one of the best and I know Queen Latifa will bring it. Just wonder who will they get to do the tributes to PRINCE , I so agree with the above readers in getting Beyonce, Maxwell, Shelia E. Chacka and maybe Alicia(with her yelling) would do PRINCE Justice and even Lenny Kravitz would be a good choice. Also R&B choices will be hard but it’s between the 3 great diva’s 1. Beyonce
    2. Mary and 3. Alicia there is no other choice to be made. Also Video of the year will be between Beyonce/Lady GaGa who I think will win it and Jay-z/Kanye and Rihanna
    R&B for the males will be hard also but it will be between 1. Usher 1. Trey and 3. Maxwell and the male rappers will be between Jay-z who should take it and Drake

  44. June 16, 2010 at 1:52 am
    RhiRhithegoatkiller says:
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    Yes BET had to come hard this year because of the bad reviews that were recieved from last year Award show. So glad that Queen Latifa will be hosting because Jammie was awful last year. Monique by far has been one of the best host of the BET AWARDS show. I like the way Monquie takes control of the show and makes it her own and she brings it. I like how she do the Beyonce impressions. I know that Queen Latifa will bring it. I wonder who will they get to pay tribute to PRINCE. I so agree with the above comments that they should get BEYONCE< MAXWELLCHAKA and maybe LENNY KRAVITZ.

  45. June 16, 2010 at 1:54 am
    SEAN2010 says:
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    TO LOVE CHILD

    AND WHAT IS YOUR POINT? MJ DIDNT PLAY AS MANY INSTRUMENTS EITHER THAN PRINCE BUT HE WAS BETTER!

    UMM EVERYONE WAS SECOND RATE TO MICHAEL JACKSON! NO ONE WAS ON HIS LEVEL AND PRINCE DEF WASNT ON HIS LEVEL EITHER. LOL SO IF JANET IS A 2ND RATE TO HER BROTHER AKA THE KING! THAN SO BE IT. LOL

    CAN PRINCE DANCE? NO, IS HE A BETTER ACTOR? NO

    SO LETS NOT.

    NO ONE IS HERE FOR RIHANNA’S FATHER.

  46. June 16, 2010 at 2:16 am
    CHERIE says:
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    @SEAN 2010
    PRINCE AND MJ WERE BOTH INCREDIBLY TALENTED BUT MICHAEL WAS AN INCREDIBLY GIFTED DANCER AND HAD MORE ‘ACCEPTABLE’ MUSIC FOR THE MAINSTREAM, CONSIDERING HE DIDN’T SING THE KIND OF SEXUAL SMUT THAT PRINCE DID. BOTH WERE ACTUALLY QUITE DIFFERENT & THEY NEVER FED INTO THAT “COMPETITION” CRAP. THEY RESPECTED EACH OTHER AS ARTISTS SO NO NEED TO PIT THEM AGAINST ONE ANOTHER.

  47. June 16, 2010 at 2:18 am
    BLACk says:
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    BOOOOO, i mean yayy for prince, but i f***** hate BET, this show better be good, we all know BEt awards can never top VMA’s. but damn Bet never really tries to over top them, SAme stage, same old ass Host,Same celeberties, and same lame ass awards given out, BEt has falling, idk if anyone would watch this year. BYE

  48. June 16, 2010 at 3:17 am
    BENJAMIN says:
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    I see BET got my note that I put on their “You Talk, We Listen,” panel. I ranted on and on about who they could pick for this award, and he was one of them. It should be a hot show now.

  49. June 16, 2010 at 3:28 am
    Anne says:
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    Relax SEAN2010, I’m sure Janet will be honored sooner or later. But right now it’s time for one of the most respected, influential, and talented artists alive to get his just due. BTW, Prince can get down/dance too and Prince is the only artists that has sparked countless “who’s the best arguments” vs. Michael Jackson (I was always one of those persons arguing on the Prince side because I think Quincy Jones is the mastermind or genius behind Thriller and the launch of Michael’s career whereas as Prince is solely responsible for his success doing it all on his own as the sole producer and composer and even playing ALL of the instruments by himself to record his first album “For You”. No way Michael could top that.

  50. June 16, 2010 at 3:45 am
    Anne says:
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    Just wanted to add that I agree w/CHERIE. Although Prince is my fav. I respect Michael as a talented performer and the King of Pop and they always had mutual respect for one another and probably inspired and challenged each other. I know one of Michael’s collaborators (the producer of THIS IS IT) stated that Michael once told him that he could not postpone ideas because he didn’t want to risk Prince beating him to the punch. Also in an interview Prince stated that Michael originally wanted BAD to be a duet with Prince but Prince declined. Anyway, it’s obvious that Michael had much respect for Prince and I’m sure vice versa.

  51. June 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    ARTISTK says:
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    CONGRATS TO ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS EVER! PRINCE IS THE KING OF ROCK ‘N FUNK!

  52. June 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    YUNEESE says:
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    @ANNE
    Quincy Jones wasn’t singing the songs on Thriller for Michael or performing for him in his videos/ or on tour. Nice try!!! Michael could play the piano and guitar but didn’t like doing it much on stage. Prince & MJ are EQUALLY TALENTED. Prince is NO better or worse than MJ. That’s the fairest evaluation.

  53. June 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    YUNEESE says:
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    @ANNE

    It’s also a known fact that Prince was NOT as gracious towards MJ and other artists as they were to him. For that fact, he looses cool points.

  54. June 17, 2010 at 3:25 am
    NOT FOOLED says:
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    Love Prince but they are only doing this because of the JUSTIN BIEBER b*******! They should have been announced this. They are just trying to make it up to black ppl who know they are on some we are the world BS!

  55. June 17, 2010 at 4:27 am
    s*** mike says:
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    The Bet awards have been crap the past three years. However I
    will only watch highlights on the web of Prince receiving his award. That is the only
    decent thing they are doing on the show.

  56. June 17, 2010 at 4:58 am
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    Knowing Prince he probably won’t even show up lmao

  57. June 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Stolee says:
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    DAMN HOW LATE COULD THEY BE! HE’S ALREADY IN THE HALL OF FAME. SMH. THE TYPE OF BET ON TELEVISION I FEAR TO IMAGINE IT’S OUTCOME. WILL THEY PICK THE PEOPLE BEST FOR THE TRIBUTE OR ONLY THE SO CALLED “HOT ARTIST” THAT ARE OUT TODAY!? OH HOW I FEAR. HERE’S MY LIST FOR WHOM SHOULD PERFORM: Erykah Badu (remember the Underground album with the electric sounds and her rippin on it), Pink (those vocals & realness), Meshell N’degeocello (on guitar entire show & many more instruments), Lenny Kravitz & his guitar, Bilal, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys to perform the song she covered “Why Don’t You Call Me Anymore?”, D’angelo, Sinead O’ Connors cover of “Nothing compares 2 U”, Nikka costa who’s his performed with, Floetry ( the singer), Maxwell, that’s all of I have thus far. – Stolee

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