First recipient of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award

First recipient of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award
Who
Whitney Houston
What
First
Where
United States
When
2001
In 2001, Whitney Houston (USA, 1963–2012) became the first winner of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a "veteran artist or group who has made notable contributions to the music industry". The award has since been won by the likes of James Brown (2003), Diana Ross (2007) and Prince (2010).