February 06, 2014 6:46am PT by Gail Mitchell, Billboard
BET Honors: Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae to Perform
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014.
Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady.
Established to celebrate the achievements of distinguished African Americans, BET Honors will once again be taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 8.
This year’s honorees include Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, American Express chairman/CEO Ken Chenault, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and artist/actor/entrepreneur Ice Cube.
Tapped as presenters are artists Ludacris and Mack Wilds, actor Joe Morton (Scandal) and activist/talk host Rev. Al Sharpton with Brady doubling as host.
Proceeds from BET Honors’ limited ticket sales will benefit the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), an organization that provides housing options and support for veterans and their families.