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.

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Aretha Franklin & William Wilkerson

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Debra L. Lee

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Debra L. Lee

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
B. Smith

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
B. Smith

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Paxton Baker

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Paxton Baker & Rachel Baker

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Michael Eric Dyson

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Sally Stiebel and Mark Ein

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Debra L. Lee & Montez J. Anderson

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Vicki Free

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Luke James.

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Debra Lee & Londell McMillan

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Dhani Jones

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Dhani Jones

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Vernon Jordan

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Ann Jordan & Vernon Jordan

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Vincent Orange

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Beverly Kearney

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Beverly Kearney

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Erika Liles and Kevin Liles

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Raekwon

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Raekwon

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
TJ Holmes

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Marilee Fiebig & TJ Holmes

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
TJ Holmes

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Stevie Wonder & Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors
Stevie Wonder & Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, et al. at the 2012 BET Honors

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.