Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

BET Networks announced Thursday that performers, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz will pay tribute to this year’s honorees at “The BET Honors” 2015. The show will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. tomorrow (Saturday, January 24) and will premiere on Monday, February 23 at 9:00 pm during Black History Month.

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of extraordinary leaders, “The BET Honors” recognizes trailblazers in art, music, theater, education, technology and business. This year’s recipients include:  Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award); Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award); Kanye West (Visionary Award); John W. Thompson (Technology and Business Award) and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award).  Joining the star-studded lineup includes presenters, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Diahann Carroll and Glynn Turman.  Television personality, actor and comedian, Wayne Brady returns as host of the show for the second year.

BET Honorees

In other related BET news, the network has also released this year’s “Mega Specials” Calendar.  Check it out below:

  • Black Girls Rock celebrates the brilliance of Black Women. It tapes Mar. 28 and airs April 5.
  •  BET Awards celebrates its 15th Anniversary this summer.  It airs live on June 28.
  • BET Hip Hop Awards returns for its ninth year. The show will premiere on Oct. 13.
  •  Soul Train Awards returns on Centric & BET in November from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
  • Celebration of Gospel features today’s top gospel artists. The show tapes Dec. 5 and airs Jan. 2016.

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