Photo: Kelly Rowland attends the 5th annual BET Honors
The fifth annual BET HONORS celebrated the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education on Friday January 14, 2011. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted 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).
Performers included 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.
The BET HONORS premieres during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m.