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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard And Wayne Brady Announced As



Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson,
 Karen Clark Sheard And Wayne Brady Announced As Performers For "BET Honors"

REV. AL SHARPTON, JOE MORTON, LUDACRIS AND MACK WILDS SCHEDULED TO PRESENT

"BET HONORS" PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks announced today that
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson,
Karen Clarke Sheard and Wayne Brady are set to bring down the house at the
Warner Theatre with a series of powerful and magnetic performances for "BET
Honors" 2014. Honoring distinguished African Americans performing at
exceptional levels, this year's show will celebrate the achievements of the
Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Motown Records founder and creator of the
smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman,
Ken Chenault, visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems and entertainment trailblazer,
Ice Cube. Hosted by actor and comedian, Wayne Brady, "BET Honors" will
premiere during Black History Month on Monday, February 24 in the USA and
around the world on BET's international network on February 28, 2014 at 9:00pm
GMT (check local listings).

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO )

Esteemed gentlemen, Rev. Al Sharpton, Joe Morton, Ludacris and Mack Wilds are
also scheduled to present at this year's show. "BET Honors" has become a
staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary African-Americans including
Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen
Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs along with memorable past performances by Trey
Songz, Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and
Patti LaBelle.

Proceeds from "BET Honors" limited ticket sales will benefit the Women
Veterans Interactive (WVI), an organization that helps restore hope as well as
provides housing options and support for veterans and their families in need.
WVI was created to address the unique, and often unrecognized, challenges
facing our nation's 1.8 million woman veterans as they return to civilian
life.

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 Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Entertainment.  

For more information on "BET Honors,"  visit www.bet.com/bethonors. Also, join
the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors;
follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation's
leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs
television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET
channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United
States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET
is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of
business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black
entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment
network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET
Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for
cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of
BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and
video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and
production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET
Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless
devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and
oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

Follow us on Twitter: @BET_PR

 

SOURCE BET Networks

Website: http://www.bet.com/bethonors
Contact: Sheikina Liverpool, sheikina.liverpool@bet.net, (212) 205-3073,
Keesha Wallace, Keesha.wallace@bet.net, 212-205-3187
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