Al Green, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on the BET Awards tonight at 8 p.m., earned his prominence during the 1970s.

Songs such as "Call Me," "Let's Stay Together,'' "Tired of Being Alone,'' are just a few of the songs in his catalog of love songs that captured R&B listeners who understood his quest.

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In the late '70s, Green also became an ordained minister. While making gospel records, he continued to make R&B music.

He is often criticized for this, and such criticisms continue to follow him with his latest release Lay It Down. It includes collaborations with R&B/Soul artists Anthony Hamilton and John Legend.

The CD, produced by Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (of the The Roots) and James Poyser, has also received praise for its youthful appeal.

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