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At 51, Queen Latifah to Get Lifetime Achievement Award at 2021 BET Awards

1 month ago   |   By Billboard

Queen Latifah is 51 - midlife, perhaps, but hardly the age when you expect to start receiving lifetime achievement awards. And yet, that's just what's about to happen to the versatile performer. BET announced Monday that Latifah will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's BET Awards on June 27.
She'll be the third-youngest solo artist to receive the honor. The youngest was Whitney Houston , who was just 37 when she was honored at the first BET Awards in 2001. Second-youngest was Mary J. Blige , who was 48 when she received the honor two years ago.
While 37 may be awfully young...
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Elton John Set as Newest Host for ‘YouTube Pride 2021′ Livestream Event

1 month ago   |   By Billboard

This Pride season, Elton John is rolling out the rainbow carpet and getting ready to take on some hosting duties.
On Monday , YouTube announced that John, as well as his partner David Furnish, are joining “YouTube Pride 2021″ as the event's latest hosts. Along with fellow co-hosts Demi Lovato, Olly Alexander, Mawaan Rizwan, Trixie Mattel and Daniel Howell, John and Furnish will appear on their own YouTube channel as one of the evening's emcees, raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation , the Trevor Project and akt .
The livestream, which is set to take place Friday, June 25, at 3...
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Taraji P. Henson Set to Host 2021 BET Awards

1 month ago   |   By Billboard

Taraji P. Henson is set to host the 2021 BET Awards, which will air live on BET on Sunday, June 27, at 8 p.m., ET/PT. Queen Latifah , who hosted the show in 2010, will receive the lifetime achievement award. The theme of this year's show is “Year of the Black Woman.”
Amanda Seales hosted last year's virtual BET Awards. This year's show will mark the event's return to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the show's home since 2013.
“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art and excellence,” Henson said in a statement. “Returning live, this...
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