"BET Honors" starts at 9 p.m. ET on Feb. 11, 2013 with performances by Alicia Keys, the SOS Band, Wayne Brady, Brandy, Mint Condition, Jimmy Jam, Ledisi, Terry Lewis and Erkah Badu.
Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, the star-studded event on BET was taped on Jan. 12, 2013 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Honorees featured on tonight's show include the "Godfather of Black Music", Clarence Avant; actress Halle Berry; spiritual educator T.D. Jakes; legendary music icon Chaka Khan who celebrates 40 years in entertainment and music; and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie.
Previous honorees include Whitney Houston, Jamie Foxx, Cicely Tyson, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Queen Latifah, and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
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