Last night, the 2014 BET Honors aired on television. The star-studded event, hosted by Wayne Brady, paid homage to African-American luminaries in different industries. This year Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Jr., Ice Cube, Kenneth Chenault, Nelson Mandela and Carrie Mae Weems were honored.
It wouldn’t be a ceremony without stellar performances. This year’s performers included Smokey Robinson, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Karen Clark Sheard and Jannelle Monae.
Check out performances below.
Karen Clark Sheard delivers an emotional performance of “Amazing Grace” to Aretha Franklin.
Janelle Monae covers Jackson 5 hits including “I Want You Back” and “ABC.”
Mariah Carey performs “You’re Mine (Eternal)” for the first time.
Tamar Braxton honors Berry Gordy with her cover of Diana Ross’ “Upside Down.”
Jennifer Hudson pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with a medley performance.
See photos from 2014 BET Honors performances: