Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
The fifth annual BET HONORS will celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosts the show for a fourth year, honoring renowned poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education). The BET HONORS premieres during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m.*
Check out photos from the ceremony below!
The BET HONORS, star-studded lineup includes performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Cicely Tyson, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland, with appearances by Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Willow Smith and Jill Scott. The show taped at the historic Warner Theatre on Saturday, January 14 in Washington, D.C.
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 Cossette Productions.
Proceeds from this year's BET HONORS private ticket sales will be given to Metro TeenAIDS. Metro TeenAIDS, a longtime partner of BET, is a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS, through education, support, and advocacy.
Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.
Aretha Franklin & William Wilkerson
Debra L. Lee
Debra L. Lee
Paxton Baker & Rachel Baker
Michael Eric Dyson
Sally Stiebel and Mark Ein
Debra L. Lee & Montez J. Anderson
Debra Lee & Londell McMillan
Ann Jordan & Vernon Jordan
Erika Liles and Kevin Liles
Marilee Fiebig & TJ Holmes
Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee