HALLE BERRY, T.D. JAKES, CHAKA KHAN, CLARENCE AVANT, AND LISA LESLIE ARE ANNOUNCED AS THE BET HONORS 2013 HONOREES
BET NETWORKS CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE WITH BET HONORS 2013 TAPING IN WASHINGTON, DC, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2013 HOSTED BY GABRIELLE UNION
BET Networks presents BET HONORS, a star studded unforgettable night celebrating distinguished Urban Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.
Hosted by acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union, this year’s show recognizes the savvy business acumen of music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant, known to many as the “Godfather of Black Music,” the humanitarian work and philanthropic efforts of Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, the influential leadership, humanitarian and educational reach of T.D. Jakes, the invaluable contributions of ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan; who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment, and the athletic agility and dynamism of three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold winner Lisa Leslie.
BET HONORS will tape at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 and will premiere on February 11th, 2013 at 9:00 pm* on BET Networks.
BET HONORS has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary Urban Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean “Diddy” Combs; along with 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, along with Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Productions.
For more information on the BET HONORS, visit http://www.bet.com/bethonors Also,. join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.
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