LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire/ — Hold on to your seats! Mega superstar and bona fide diva Beyonce will set the stage ablaze live at the Shrine Auditorium Sunday, June 28 for the BET AWARDS ’09 hosted by Jamie Foxx. Adding to the current lineup of Maxwell, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Mary Mary, Fabolous, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy, Beyonce will take a breather from her multi-city «I AM …» tour to perform live in front of millions of viewers.

Beyonce is known for shutting down the stage with her show-stopping vocals and unforgettable performances, and BET AWARDS ’09 will be no different. Driving fans crazy with drops of her simply made, yet genius music videos of «Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),» «Diva» and the newly released single «Ego,» Beyonce is solidified as one of the most talented and recognized artists in the game.

«Simply put, we love Beyonce. With her immense talent, boundless energy, total professionalism and class, it’s always an honor to have her grace a BET stage. She’s performed on the BET Awards show more times than any other performer and each of her performances has been memorable. We know that the fire known as Beyonce will again sear the stage on June 28 and leave another indelible mark,» said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.

Since she emerged on the scene in 1997, Beyonce has become one of the most highly respected women in pop culture. A creative genius, she established herself as a founding member and front woman of Destiny’s Child and has developed into an iconic solo artist. Constantly reinventing herself to stay ahead of the curve, Beyonce has earned three consecutive #1 selling solo albums and starred in major blockbuster hits «The Fighting Temptations,» «Cadillac Records,» «Dreamgirls,» and «Obsessed,» which was her third #1 film, following «Austin Powers» and «Pink Panther.»

The BET AWARDS has held the #1 spot as the most watched awards show among African-Americans as outstanding moments by James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Fugees, Rick James and many others lit up households across America. The BET AWARDS ’09 will premiere at 8:00 p.m.* on Sunday, June 28.

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