Jan. 8, 2013
2013 is set to ignite Warner Theater with a series of soul stirring performances from
the SOS Band
. This year's honorees include music executive and entrepreneur
known to many as the "Godfather of Black Music," Academy Award winning actress
ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon
who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment and three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist
. Hosted by actress
, this year's star studded show will tape on
Saturday, January 12, 2013
at the Warner Theatre in
2013 will premiere during Black History Month, on
February 11, 2013
has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary African-Americans including
, Sean "Diddy" Combs along with memorable past performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo,
Mary J. Blige
This year's sponsors include Allstate (Award for Education –
), AT&T (Entrepreneur Award –
), Lexus (Award for Service –
), Pantene (Award for Musical Arts –
) and the U.S. Army (Awards for Athletics –
2013 will benefit Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Inc., an organization that provides opportunities for African American boys and young men in greater
by developing and unlocking their potential and empowering them to transform their lives and communities.
, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and
Lynne Harris Taylor
, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers, along with
of Jesse Collins Productions.
For more information on
. Also, join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.
*All times are ET.