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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: Tisha Campbell (L) and Tichina Arnold co-host the 2019 Soul Train Awards presented by BET at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BET Awards are going virtual this year. The network announced that it’s moving forward with its annual award show.

The BET Awards will take place on Sunday, June 28, at 8 p.m. EST using “innovative techniques and artist-generated content.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards. It’s also the network’s 40th anniversary. Nominations for the prestigious ceremony will be announced at a later date as well as the lineup.

“At BET, we place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will go on implementing this innovative production direction,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET.

“For the past twenty years, The BET Awards have paid homage to all things now and relevant. Despite the challenges of today, we will deliver a show filled with larger than life, inspiring, empowering and entertaining moments, which have shown the magic of our culture for over two decades.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.