BET has announced that at this year’s BET Awards, they will be awarding R&B legend Prince with the “Lifetime Achievement” honor. He will join the ranks of fellow music legends like James Brown, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, and Al Green, all who have been previously honored by BET.

BET says the Prince tribute will stand out. Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for the network, said BET will celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s “unique style.”

“Prince is dynamic. Prince is genius. Prince is music,” Hill said of the performer, who has 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles to his name.

The 2010 BET Awards will air Sunday, June 27th at 8 pm/7 c live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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