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This year, the BET Awards will be bigger and better than ever. Chris Rock is hosting and artists including veterans John Legend, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Mary J. Blige and hot newcomers August Alsina and Jhene Aiko will perform, along with an array of international artists.
It might be a big night for the Carters as Beyonce and Jay-Z lead the top nominees with five nods apiece. Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Joyner makes a cameo in his tribute video.
“Man, it’s going to be a big show. It’s going to be bigger than Beyonce will even be a year from now,” BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen G. Hill says.
“There’s a beloved performer who hasn’t been on a stage in years who is going to partner up with someone who is one of the hottest people out right…
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