Michelle Obama Joins BET Honors Star-studded Lineup
The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama Joins a Star-studded Lineup Including Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Jill Scott, Aretha Franklin and More in the BET Honors 2012
The fifth annual BET HONORS gears up for a highly anticipated show, celebrating 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.* 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 tapes 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.
Lexus is this year’s returning sponsor for the BET HONORS red carpet and VIP reception.
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.