Christina Aguilera and Luther Vandross will lead a tribute to Whitney Houston at tomorrow night's (June 19) BET Awards at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. As previously reported, Houston will be honored wit

Christina Aguilera and Luther Vandross will lead a tribute to Whitney Houston at tomorrow night's (June 19) BET Awards at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. As previously reported, Houston will be honored with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

Houston was chosen as the first recipient of Black Entertainment Television's Lifetime Achievement Award because of her many accomplishments in film and music, according to Curtis Gadson, BET senior vice president of entertainment programming and network operations. "Her voice is incomparable, and she broke ceilings for female artists that many never imagined were possible," Gadson said. "In only 15 years, Whitney has accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements."

The 37-year-old singer-actress has won six Grammy Awards. Her films include "The Bodyguard," "Waiting to Exhale" and "The Preacher's Wife."

Hosted by Steve Harvey and Cedric "The Entertainer," the BET Awards -- which recognize excellence in music, film, and sports -- will be broadcast live on the cable network at 9 p.m. ET.

For more on the BET awards, visit the network's official Web site.


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