The BET Network have announced the honourees and performers for the 2013 edition of their BET Honours.

The BET Honours celebrates extraordinary African-Americans which this year includes music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant known to many as the "Godfather of Black Music," Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry , spiritual educator T.D. Jakes , ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment and three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie.

Host Gabrielle Union will welcome a number of artists, both old and new, to salute the honourees including Erykah Badu , Wayne Brady , Brandy, Mint Condition, Jimmy Jam, Alicia Keys , Ledisi, the SOS Band and Terry Lewis.

The show will be taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on January 12 and will begin airing on February 11. Proceeds will benefit Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Inc., an organization that provides opportunities for African American boys and young men in greater Washington, D.C. by developing and unlocking their potential and empowering them to transform their lives and communities.

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