Pop star Prince to receive lifetime BET award

Prince Prince's hits include Purple Rain and Raspberry Beret

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Pop star Prince is to receive a lifetime achievement honour at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) awards later this month.

"Prince is dynamic. Prince is genius. Prince is music," said BET president of programming, Stephen G Hill.

The BET awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary in Los Angeles on 27 June. This year's show will be hosted by Queen Latifah.

Prince has 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles to his name.

This year's BET awards ceremony will include performances from Kanye West, Diddy and Dirty Money and Ludacris.

Bieber nomination

Nominees include Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Usher, Maxwell, Jay-Z and the Black-Eyed Peas.

Jay-Z leads the charge with five nods, while his wife Beyonce has picked up four.

Alicia Keys and Melanie Fiona also have four nominations apiece.

There was also recognition for teenage Canadian star Justin Bieber, who is in the running for best new artist.

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