Smokey Robinson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 BET Awards (@BET #BETawards)

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Today, BET Networks revealed that legendary R&B singer, songwriter and record producerSmokey Robinsonwill be honored with the coveted Lifetime Achievement award at the 15thannual BET Awards 2015 on Sunday, June 28, 2015. In addition, radio icon and philanthropistTom Joynerwill receive the evenings Humanitarian award.

During the course of his 50-year career in music, multi-award winning musicianSmokey Robinsonhas accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and his accolades have been recognized with numerousawards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the UnitedStates. He has been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and served as the Vice President of Motown Records, shaping the labels success and cementing its place in music history.

Since the 1990s, philanthropistTom Joynerhas been the well-known and loved radio host ofThe Tom JoynerShowwhich pulls in over8 million ears across the nation.In 19989, as an homage to his roots, he created theTom Joyner Foundation whose mission is to earmark dollars for students and schools that have run out of moneyand hasraised more than $60 million to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. The Foundation, just like the morning show and his other endeavors, exists to serve the African American community.

Hosted byAnthony AndersonandTracee Ellis Ross, the BET Awards will include performances byChris BrownandKendrick Lamar. The star power continues asMichael B. Jordanand entertainerZendayawill take the stage as presenters during the 15th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event. Additional names to be announced.

A full list of the BET Awards 2015 nominations is now available athttp://www.bet.com/awards.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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