24-time Grammy winner Popstar Beyonce(38 years old) to receive the Humanitarian Award at 20th edition of annual BET Awards 2020, for her long standing philanthropic work, including her recent COVID-19 relief efforts. The event will be held virtually for the 1st time on June 28.
i.The awards will honor 2 personalities namely:
- Rapper Lil Wayne to give tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles on January 26 along with his daughter and seven others.
- Wayne Brady to honour Little Richard, who died of bone cancer on May 9.
ii.Nicolas Johnson, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and D-Nice to be recognised as 2020 Shine A Light honourees.
iii.Assa Traore, French anti-racist activist to be honored with the BET International Global Good Award
Performances- The ceremony will have performances from Alicia Keys, Black Thought, Chloe X Halle, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend & Kierra Sheard among others.
Hosting– The ceremony will be hosted by Amanda Seales
About BET Awards:
The American award show was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year.