*Mariah CareyJennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists booked to perform at BET Honors 2014, to premiere Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network. The telecast will also feature Tamar BraxtonSmokey Robinsonand host Wayne Brady.

Established to celebrate the achievements of distinguished African Americans, BET Honors will once again be taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 8.

This year’s honorees include Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry GordyAmerican Express chairman/CEO Ken Chenault, visual artist Carrie Mae Weemsand artist/actor/entrepreneur Ice Cube.