February rings in a month full of romance with the arrival of Valentine's Day and a month full of great music and the recognition of great talent with the annual BET Honors. This year's show is already shaping up to be an evening full of great performers and witty and talented presenters. BET has announced a few spoilers on who is set to steal the show.
The BET Honors is one of BET's great mega specials that never fails to entertain, excite and inspire. This year's show is scheduled to film on Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theatre, according to EUR. The pre-recorded event will air on Tuesday Feb. 23 on BET Networks at 8 p.m. according to the site. So who's going to be there?
According to the site, it looks like two of the ladies who teamed up for that wonderful Apple Music commercial have been listed as presenters.
Empire's Taraji P. Henson and the Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige will be present for this year's event along with other unamed entertainers. Henson won't be the only one represented from the cast of Empire. Announced as perfomers from the FOX hit series are Jussie Smollett and V. Bozeman. The cast of Empire also gave a stellar performance at the 2015 BET Awards.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Smollett, Yaz and Seraya performed three songs from the show's soundtrack during the BET special including, "No Apologies," "Drip Drop" and "You're So Beautiful." V. Bozeman has also had her time to shine on a BET stage as she performed at the 2015 Soul Train Awards. The cast of Empire will not only be represented as presenters and performers but, they are also represented as honorees this year.
According to EUR, co-creator of the hit show, Lee Daniels has been named the recipient of the Television and Film Award. Also being honored at this year's show are Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid with the Business of Entertainment Award; R&B/Soul diva Patti LaBelle with the Musical Arts Award, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, receiving the Corporate Citizen Award; and former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., awarded the Public Service Award.
In addition to Bozeman and Smollett, scheduled to take the stage for a wonderful performance this year include, Leon Bridges, Fantasia, Ledisi and The Deele.