BET Awards to Honor Anita Baker Along With 6 Humanitarian Heroes

Eight-time Grammy-winning R&B legend Anita Baker will be presented with BET's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 ceremony on Sunday, hosted by Jamie Foxx. Baker is regarded as a trailblazer in soul and R&B, with the tracks "Giving You the Best That I Got" and "Sweet Love" hitting the Billboard Hot 100 top 10.

Her towering voice and soulful love songs produced four No. 1s on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, including Rhythm of Love, Giving You the Best That I Got, My Everything and Rapture. Earlier this year Baker announced her retirement and is currently touring through her farewell concert series, which you can buy tickets to here.

Additionally, BET will honor six humanitarian heroes for their bravery in 2018. James Shaw Jr., who disarmed the Waffle House shooter; 11-year-old March for Our Lives speaker Naomi Wadler; National Student Walk-Out Day participant Justin Blackman; journalist Shaun King; Parkland survivor Anthony Borges; and Mamoudou Gassama, who climbed outside of a building to save a dangling 4-year-old. 

DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of six, including video of the year, while Kendrick Lamar follows closely behind with five nods, including album of the year.

The 2018 BET Awards air on Sunday, June 24, from LA at 8 p.m. ET.


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