Our very own morning show man, Steve Harvey and R&B / Soul diva, Patti LaBelle will be recognized at this year's BET awards! Patti will be honored for her career that has spanned five decades in music and Steve Harvey will be honored for his charitable and philanthropic contributions that he has given to our youth via mentoring, education, and more! BET has announced that Ms. LaBelle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mr. Harvey will accept the Humanitarian Award at the 2011 ceremony. The BET awards honors music videos, musicians, athletes, writers, actors, and movies that have made an impact in urban / pop culture.

R&B singer Chris Brown is this year's top award noiminee, and is up for six awards! Chris Brown, Jill Scott, and Alicia Keys are all slated to perform live on this year's award show.

This will be an awesome show hosted by comedian Kevin Hart!

BET Awards 2011 will air June 26 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on BET networks. Check you local listing for times.

Check out Chris Brown's Michael Jackson Tribute: