Host and new performers announced for the BET Awards '08
The network is honoring some iconic names in music as well. Legendary R&B crooner Al Green will receive BET's Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrated producer / arranger / composer Quincy Jones is set for BET's Humanitarian Award for his work in the Listen Up, a charity which connects youth with music, technology and culture.
This award show has provided some unforgettable television moments over the past seven years. Michael Jackson appeared on stage during a James Brown tribute (to the shock of just about everyone). The Fugees were reunited. And last year, Idol alum and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson opened the show will Jennifer Holiday.