Exactly two weeks separate us from the 2015 BET Awards!
Airing live on June 28th, the 15th annual showing of Urban entertainment’s biggest night is set to be hosted by ‘black-ish’ stars Tracee Ellis Ross & Anthony Anderson and (to date) has seen Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown announced among stars tapped to hit the stage.
But, per usual, BET is saving for last its announcement of who will be the recipient of the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Already listing legendary acts like Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Prince, and Lionel Richie among its honorees, the 2015 trophy has been shrouded in murmurs that pop queen Janet Jackson will be its designated awardee. But, that hasn’t stopped fans of other music royals – Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, King of R&B R. Kelly, or Queen of Rock N’ Soul Tina Turner – from vying and eyeing the prize.
Alas, with no official confirmation, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – for your weigh in:
Who should be the recipient of the 2015 BET Lifetime Achievement Award?
Should the award ever go to a recipient posthumously?
BET Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
2001: Whitney Houston
2002: Earth Wind & Fire
2003: James Brown
2004: The Isley Brothers
2005: Gladys Knight
2006: Chaka Khan
2007: Diana Ross
2008: Al Green
2009: The O’Jays
2011: Patti Labelle
2012: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
2013: Charlie Wilson
2014: Lionel Richie