*This year’s 2011 BET Awards this month will honor Patti LaBelle for her 50 years in music, and Steve Harvey for his philanthropic contributions, the network announced.
LaBelle will pocket 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.