Watch The BET Honors
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The BET Honors awards show debuted in 2008. The show honors the significance of African-American people. The debut show was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, and was at Warner Theater in Washington, DC. The first show had a lot of performers and presenters such as Ne-Yo, Brian McKnight, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, and Blair Underwood to name a few. The show was welcomed with high ratings. One important factor of the BET Honors is that they do not limit honorees in the music industry. In 2008 some of the honorees were Tyra Banks for Media Award, Dr. Cornel West for an Award for Education, Alicia Keys for Entertainment Award, Maxine Waters for Public Service Award. The show ended with some of the best performers in entertainment such as John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, and Gladys Knight to name a few. The first show set the bar, but in years to follow the shows remain in tact and with honor. In 2009 some of the honorees were James Clyburn for Public Service Award, B. Smith for Entrepreneur Award, Tyler Perry for Media Award,Magic Johnson for Corporate Citizen Award,Mary J. Blige for Entertainer Award, and Judith Jamison for Education Award. There were some great entertainment as well in 2009 such as Ne-Yo, Monica, Whitney Houston, Joss Stone, Anita Baker, and Anthony Hamilton to name a few. The tradition continued in 2010 with honorees such as Whitney Houston Entertainers Award,Keith Black Public Service Award, Ruth Simmons Education Award, Sean Combs Entrepreneur Award, and Queen Latifah Media Award. The BET Honor award was an anticipated show with performances from Jennifer Hudson, Kim Burrell, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jazmine Sullivan, India Arie, and Patti LaBelle. The performances were one that would be remembered through out the years. The BET Honors continues to honor some of the most talented African-American people in both the entertainment industry, public service industry, and in education. The show is watched by millions every year during Black History month.