The Roots, Erykah Badu, Bilal honor Prince at BET Awards

"Black-ish" costars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will host the awards again on Sunday night, and both are nominated for acting trophies.

In the USA, the BET Awards 2016 airs live June 26 at 8pm ET on BET. BET will be airing the red carpet via live stream HERE, as well as a glimpse backstage HERE. There will be more than 20 award categories including video of the year, sports man/woman of the year and the YoungStars award. The night will also include a special tribute to late music icon Prince, with a performance from Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae.

Drake leads the nomination total heading into this Sunday's ceremony with nine, followed by Beyonce and Rihanna at 6 each.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive the BET lifetime achievement award. Or, you can stream all the red carpet arrivals online here starting at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Fittingly, the Roots and Erykah Badu kicked things off in the bubble bath, with funky Sign O' The Times gem "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker".

Then, the BET Awards begin at 8 p.m. ET, on BET. "On the BET Awards it's like you take that bottle of champagne and you shake it up and you pop that cork", Ross had earlier told People magazine about hosting the event.

Jesse Williams' civil rights efforts earned him the BET's Humanitarian Awards in 2016 (Photo: Splash News).

Previously, Madonna performed a tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards and the performance was met with a lot of criticism.

Of course, there will also be some can't miss performances at the 2016 BET Awards.

"Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to".

Aside from finding out who are going to take home the award for each category, the BET Awards 2016 will also showcase some incredible performances from this generation's top artists.

Other performers Sunday include Alicia Keys, Maxwell and Usher.

Ali, a retired boxer herself, started to choke up as she spoke about her father's legacy and the outpouring of support since his death at the age of 74 on June 3 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. What was most surprising was the number of celebrities in the audience (Taraji P. Henson, Jackson, BET's Stephen Hill) who knew the words to this relatively deep cut. "They are forever embedded in all of us, and I think we're going to have a wonderful time".

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