Patti LaBelle, LA Reid, Lee Daniels named BET honorees

ATLANTA (AP) — Legendary singer Patti LaBelle and veteran music executive L.A. Reid will be recognized at the 2015 BET Honors.

The network announced Tuesday that filmmaker Lee Daniels, former U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder and businesswoman Mellody Hobson will also get tributes at the event. The show will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Jan. 23, 2016 and will air on Feb. 23, 2016.

BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of entertainment, literature, business, education and more.

Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy and Ice Cube were among the honorees at last year's BET Honors.

Talk show host and comedian Arsenio Hall will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.

 

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