New Edition and Chance the Rapper will share the special honors spotlight at the upcoming BET Awards. BET will present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to pioneering R&B group New Edition while Chance the Rapper will receive the network’s Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.
New Edition members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill are coming off the ratings success of the group’s self-titled biopic. The three-part miniseries, broadcast in January, was BET’s first scripted music-focused program. The group is best known for such hits as "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man."