BET will present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to pioneering R&B group New Edition while Chance the Rapper will receive the network’s Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.
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New Edition members Bobby Brown,Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant,Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell andJohnny Gill are coming off the ratings success of the group’s self-titled biopic. The three-part miniseries, broadcast in January, was BET’s first scripted music-focused program. The group is best known for such hits as "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man."