This is the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and the 40th anniversary of its parent network, BET.
The BET Awards will air on June 28, as long planned, thanks to "an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content."
Many other award shows have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by postponing their 2020 presentations. These include the Academy of Country Music Awards, which were postponed to Sept. 16, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, postponed to Nov. 7. The BET Awards are among the first major award shows to stick with their original date, but modify the show to accommodate the current reality.
This is the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and the 40th anniversary of its parent network, BET. Nominations, and the identity of this year's host and lifetime achievement award recipient, have yet to be announced. Last year's big winners included Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, which was voted album of the year. Rihanna presented Mary J. Blige with a lifetime achievement award.