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Bet Awards: Lifetime Achievement Honorees

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On View - May 14, 2013 - May 14, 2013

The GRAMMY Museum, in cooperation with BET Networks, unveils the BET Awards: Lifetime Achievement Honorees exhibition. Located on the Museum’s third floor, this limited-time display is an extension of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, and celebrates all recipients of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award from 2001-2013.

On display temporarily through Aug. 24, 2013, the exhibit will feature:

  • Tony Ward gown worn by Whitney Houston at the 2010 BET Honors
  • Original James Brown jumpsuit, worn onstage in the 1970s
  • Dress worn by Chaka Khan at the 2013 BET Honors
  • Stage costume worn by Charlie Wilson in the 1980s and 2000s
  • 2010 BET Awards show outfit worn by Patti LaBelle for the Prince tribute
  • And much more!


The complete list of BET Lifetime Achievement honorees is:

  • 2001: Whitney Houston
  • 2002: Earth Wind & Fire
  • 2003: James Brown
  • 2004: The Isley Brothers
  • 2005: Gladys Knight
  • 2006: Chaka Khan
  • 2007: Diana Ross
  • 2008: Al Green
  • 2009: The O’Jays
  • 2010: Prince
  • 2011: Patti LaBelle
  • 2012: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
  • 2013: Charlie Wilson

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