Musicians D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and The Roots are reportedly teaming up to honor late icon Prince’s legacy at this month’s 2016 BET Awards ceremony.
According to reports, the trio will also be joined by Sheila E. for the June 26 broadcast.
Today, BET Networks announced that Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae are the first artists named to be part of a special musical celebration paying homage to legendary artist, Prince, at the 2016 “BET Awards.” The star-studded moments, spread throughout the show, will capture the unprecedented career and musical genius of the beloved pop icon like only BET can. The 2016 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 26 at 8pmET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
— BET (@BET) June 7, 2016
Rap superstar Drake leads the upcoming annual ceremony with nearly 10 nominations.
Drake handily leads the list of nominees for the 2016 BET Awards with nine nods. Tying for second place are Beyoncé , last year’s big winner, and Rihanna with five nominations, each. Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown and Future are each up for four awards. (Forbes)
The 2016 BET Awards will take place June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles