By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES – Patti LaBelle will be recognized for her five decades in music and Steve Harvey will be honored for his philanthropic contributions at this year’s BET Awards.
BET says LaBelle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Harvey will accept the Humanitarian Award at the annual ceremony, which honors actors, athletes, musicians, movies and music videos.
This year’s top nominee is Chris Brown, who is up for six awards and is set to perform on the live show. Jill Scott and Alicia Keys are also slated to perform.
The BET Awards ’11 will air live June 26 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on BET.
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