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Sheila E, D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae Tapped for Prince Tribute During 2016 BET Awards


DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday — what would’ve been Prince’s 58th birthday — BET Networks announced that Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae are the first artists named to be part of a special musical celebration paying tribute to the late musical genius at the 2016 BET Awards.

The star-studded moments will be spread throughout the show and will capture the remarkable career and musical legacy of Prince.

The 2016 BET Awards will air live June 26 at 8 p.m. from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on BET.

Black-ish actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson will host the festivities.

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