Though we haven’t heard much from Ms. Badu since 2010′s New Amerykah Part Two, her funky Janelle Monáe collaboration “Q.U.E.E.N“ peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #47.
The live event will also feature performances by Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Ciara, Nicki MinajChris Brown, Miguel, R. Kelly, and Kendrick Lamar.
Chris Tucker will be hosting the Awards show this year, which will honor former Gap Band lead singer Charlie Wilson with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Drake leads with a total of 12 nominations, while Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz follow with 8 nominations between them each..
Presenters for the show include Paula Patton, LaLa Anthony, Angela Bassett, and Gabrielle Union, and
Be sure to stay posted as more artists, actors, athletes who will make appearances one way or another on R&B, gospel, and hip-hop music’s biggest nights.