Brandy, Melanie Fiona Elle Varner and La La Anthony Added to BET Awards Lineup

R&B and pop divas are coming out for the legendary awards show.

Posted: 06/27/2012 09:00 AM EDT

The BET Awards will not forget the ladies this year. A star-studded group of icons, actresses and up-and-coming divas will all be in the building: Brandy, Melanie Fiona, Elle VarnerCissy Houston, Nicki Minaj, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Yolanda Adams, Amber Bullock, Y’Anna Crawley, Jessica Reedy and BET’s Music Matters artist Jennah Bell.  

The 2012 show will be full of surprises and legendary moments, especially from the highly anticipated and top-secret Whitney Houston tribute.  


The BET Awards airs live on Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m., hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and featuring performances by D’AngeloUsherChris BrownNicki MinajRick Ross and others.  


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(Photos from left: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, John Ricard / BET, D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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