Stevie Wonder to Pay Tribute to African American Luminaries at ‘THE BET HONORS’

Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Vivica A. Fox and Hill Harper will pay tribute to Alicia Keys (Entertainment Award), Tyra Banks (Media Award), Dr. Cornel West, University Professor in the Center for African American Studies (Award for Education), Richard Parsons (Corporate Citizen Award), The Honorable Maxine Waters (Public Service Award) and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd (Entrepreneur Award) at THE BET HONORS on Saturday, January 12 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by Cedric “The Entertainer,” THE BET HONORS, which celebrates the lives and achievements of African American luminaries, will premiere on the network during Black History Month on Friday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“We are thrilled to present the first-ever BET HONORS and pay tribute to the thinkers, trailblazers and trendsetters whose accomplishments serve as inspirations for current and future generations,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks. “Each of these remarkable individuals has made significant contributions to the Black community and American culture overall, and BET Networks is proud to recognize them through this very special, new tentpole event. We’ve done a number of significant shows in other cities, but what better place to honor these individuals than in our home city of Washington, D.C.”

Stephen Hill, BET’s EVP, Entertainment Programming, Music & Talent and Lynne Harris Taylor, VP of Specials are the show’s executive producers, along with John Cossette of John Cossette Productions.

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