Singer-actress Mariah Carey attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles

Singer-actress Mariah Carey attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles

*Mariah Carey, Jennifer 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 Braxton, Smokey Robinson and 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 Gordy, American Express chairman/CEO Ken Chenault, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and artist/actor/entrepreneur Ice Cube.

Tapped as presenters are artists Ludacris and Mack Wilds, actor Joe Morton (“Scandal”) and activist/talk host Rev. Al Sharpton with Brady doubling as host.

Proceeds from BET Honors’ limited ticket sales will benefit the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), an organization that provides housing options and support for veterans and their families.