Comedian and sitcom star D.L. Hughley will host the BET Awards '08, which takes place live June 24 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET/PT).

Newly-announced performers include '08 award nominees Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Brown and Young Jeezy. They join previously announced performers Usher, Lil' Wayne and Nelly. This year's special BET honorees are Al Green for lifetime achievement and Quincy Jones, who will receive the humanitarian award.