Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Karen Clarke Sheard and Wayne Brady are set to bring down the house at this year’s “BET Honors” 2014 with a series of powerful and magnetic performances.
Honouring distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels, this year’s BET Honors will celebrate the achievements of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Motown Records founder and creator of the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Berry Gordy, entertainment trailblazer, Ice Cube, American Express CEO & Chairman, Ken Chenault, and visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems.
Hosted by actor and comedian, Wayne Brady, the “BET Honors” will premiere on Friday 28 February 2014 at 23:00 CAT.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Joe Morton, Ludacris and Mack Wilds are scheduled to present at this year’s show, which has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary African-Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean “Diddy” Combs, alongside memorable past performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle.
Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers of BET Honors 2014, along with Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Entertainment.