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Patti LaBelle to Receive BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Soul legend Patti LaBelle has been announced as an honoree at the 2011 BET Awards.

The 67-year-old ‘Lady Marmalade‘ singer will be presented with the prestigious BET Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her more than five decades in the music industry, working with her ’60s soul group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, ’70s rock-influenced female vocal group Labelle, to her solo ‘New Attitude’ in the ’80s and recent run on Broadway in the musical ‘Fela!’

The BET Awards will also be honoring comedian Steve Harvey for his various philanthropic efforts, bestowing him with the Humanitarian Award.

The 2011 BET Awards will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, and features performances by Jill Scott and Alicia Keys, and will air live on June 26, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Singer Chris Brown is the frontrunner for the awards show, with six nominations, including Best Male R&B Artist, while rapper Lil Wayne is a close second with five nominations, three of which are for ‘Look at Me Now,’ his duet with Brown.

For a full list of the 2011 BET Awards nominees, visit BET.com.


Watch Patti LaBelle’s ‘New Attitude’
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