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Lionel Richie to Receive BET Lifetime Achievement Award


Alan Silfen/UMG NashvilleLionel Richie will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards.

According to the network, the singer is being recognized for his contributions to music culture, which includes more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and five Grammy Awards among his list of accomplishments.

“I am extremely honored to receive the BET Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Richie in a statement.  “In Black America, it’s the ‘BET Awards’ where artists receive the highest recognition for their talent from their peers and fans.  I am so proud to be included in the extraordinary company of past ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recipients.”

The BET Awards 2014 will broadcast live on Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. 

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