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“BET Honors” Airs Tonight, Featuring Performances By Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, & Jennifer Hudson


Kris Connor/BETThis year’s BET Honors will include a star-studded line-up of entertainers.

The event, recorded at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., features Mariah Carey, who showcased her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal),” and Jennifer Hudson, who performed a moving tribute to one of this year’s honorees: the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Tamar Braxton was tapped to perform two Diana Ross classics, “Upside Down” and “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To),” while paying tribute to another honoree, Motown legend Berry Gordy.

Janelle Monae, Smokey Robinson and Karen Clarke Sheard are also scheduled to take stage at the ceremony, which celebrates distinguished African-Americans excelling in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.

In addition, Ludacris, Mack Wilds, Scandal star Joe Morton and activist Rev. Al Sharpton have been tapped as presenters.

Other honorees include rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault, and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2014 BET Honors airs Monday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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