Halle Berry and Chaka Khan are among the honorees for BET Honors 2013, it was announced by the cable network Thursday.
Entrepreneur Clarence Avant, T.D. Jakes and basketball star Lisa Leslie will also be feted at the annual event, hosted by Gabrielle Union.
BET Honors, which recognizes distinguished African Americans performing at high levels in music, literature, entertainment media, service and education, is scheduled to air Feb. 11, 2013 on BET at 9 p.m. during Black History Month. The event will be taped Jan. 12 in Washington D.C. at the Warner Theatre.
Previous honorees at BET Honors have included Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Performers have included Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle.