The BET Honors

BET Honors
9th Annual BET Honors
Awarded for Celebrates Black Excellence
Country United States
Presented by BET
First awarded 2008
Official website www.bet.com/shows/bet-honors.COM
Television/Radio coverage
Network BET

The BET Honors were established in 2008 by the Black Entertainment Television network to grace the lives and achievements of African-American luminaries. The awards will be presented annually and broadcast on BET during Black History Month.

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Ceremony LocationEdit

The inaugural ceremonies, in 2008, were held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C..

HostsEdit

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer hosted the first BET Honors in 2008.
Actress Gabrielle Union has hosted the BET Honors consecutively for the past five years

2008Edit

HonoreesEdit

Performers and PresentersEdit

2009Edit

HonoreesEdit

Performers and PresentersEdit

2010Edit

List of HonoreesEdit

Performers and PresentersEdit

2011Edit

HonoreesEdit

Performers and PresentersEdit

2012Edit

HonoreesEdit

  • Maya Angelou (Literary Arts Award)
  • Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts Award)
  • Mariah Carey (Entertainer Award)
  • Spike Lee ( Media Award)
  • Beverly Kearney ( Education Award)
  • Tuskegee Airmen( Service Award)

Performers and PresentersEdit

2013Edit

HonoreesEdit

2014Edit

HonoreesEdit

2015Edit

Comedian Wayne Brady hosted.

HonoreesEdit

  • Kanye West (Visionary Award)
  • Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award)
  • Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award)
  • Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award)
  • Kwame Simmons (Digital Special Recognition)
  • John W. Thompson) (Technology and Business Award)

Performers and PresentersEdit

2016Edit

Comedian Arsenio Hall hosted.

HonoreesEdit

Performers and PresentersEdit

2017Edit

Arsenio Hall hosted for the second time.

HonoreesEdit

NotesEdit

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