Performers scheduled to appear include Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, D'Angelo and many others.
Also, look out for Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Sheila E, and Janelle Monae joining forces for a highly anticipated "Celebration of Prince" tribute to commemorate the death of the legendary music icon. There's also a tribute planned for Muhammad Ali, who died earlier this month.
Other show highlights include actor Samuel L. Jackson receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to Hollywood, and "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams receiving the Humanitarian Award.
Scheduled presenters include Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut, the cast of the forthcoming New Edition biopic movie, Taraji P. Henson, and others.
The 2016 BET Awards air live Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern.