Comedian/actor D.L. Hughley will be taking over as the host for this year's annual BET Awards ceremony.
Hughley will be following in fellow jokester Mo'Nique's shoes, who hosted the show last year. The funnyman was most recently seen on HBO hosting the newly revived "Def Comedy Jam" as well as starring in his own HBO comedy special, "Unapologetic"
As SOHH previously reported, this year's award ceremony will feature performances by R&B mega star Usher, who is set to open the gala, along with Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Brown and Young Jeezy. Self-proclaimed "best rapper alive" Lil' Wayne is scheduled to close out the night's festivities.
T-Pain led all artists this year with five nominations. Kanye, and Keyshia Cole followed with three nods, while Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Flo Rida each received two.
Legendary soul singer Al Green will be awarded BET's Lifetime Achievement Award this year, while iconic producer/arranger/composer Quincy Jones will be honored with BET's Humanitarian Award.
The June 24 ceremony will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.