HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Halle Berry arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Cloud Atlas' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Jason Merritt
Actress Halle Berry and musician Chaka Khan among many others will be honored at the 2013 BET Honors.
The network announced Thursday that basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes will also be celebrated at the Jan. 12 event in Washington at the Warner Theatre. The special airs Feb. 11.
BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.
Maya Angelou was among the honorees at this year's BET Honors. First Lady Michelle Obama presented her award.
Actress Gabrielle Union will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.