Tori Kelly, Young Thug, Fat Joe, Chloe x Halle, More Added As BET Awards Performers

Tori Kelly, who performed at the 2015 BET Awards, is returning to the show this year.

The singer-songwriter was one of several lineup additions confirmed Thursday morning. Other newly confirmed performers include Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Chloe x Halle, Bilal and “All The Way Up” collaborators Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana.

Stevie Wonder has also been added to the show; he will perform one part of the Prince tribute, which will consist of multiple songs throughout the night. Wonder, interestingly, performed alongside Madonna in the latter half of the Billboard Music Awards tribute, which BET mocked in promotion for the BET Awards.

The aforementioned names join previously confirmed main stage performers Bryson Tiller, Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots. Bibi Bourelly and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals are performing on the Music Matters stage.

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross host the show, which will be taking place Sunday, June 26.

Written by Brian Cantor

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