BETThe 2016 BET Awards airing live tonight from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. ET on BET. Among the many expected highlights is a special tribute honoring late music icon Prince, which will feature performances by Stevie Wonder, Sheila E., The Roots and Janelle Monae.

Among the many other artists scheduled to perform at the event are Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Erykah Badu, Maxwell and Fat Joe.

In addition, actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to Hollywood. Black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will be back for a second time around as the program’s hosts.

Check out a full list of performers, presenters and nominees at

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