2019 BET Awards: Mary J. Blige to be honored with lifetime achievement award

2019 BET Awards: Mary J. Blige to be honored with lifetime achievement award

FILE PHOTO: Soulful singer Mary J. Blige will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's BET Awards. (Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Soulful singer Mary J. Blige will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's BET Awards.

Blige, considered the queen of hip-hop soul, has sold more than 80 million albums, won nine Grammy Awards and been nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globe awards.