The 2015 BET Honors Red Carpet arrival was an array of Black Hollywood Glamour. Hosted by Wayne Brady, attending were a host of Entertainers, Philanthropists, Corporate Executives and THE la creme de la creme of party-goers included: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Eric Holder, Former Mayor Vincent Gray, Patti Labelle, Bobby Brown, BET CEO Debra Lee, and Wolf Blitzer, just to name a few. The Awards were filmed in Washington, DC at the historic Warner Theatre on Saturday, January 24, followed by a LAVISH invitation only “AFTER PARTY” held at the executive Marriott Marquis. Publicity Magazine’s Celebrity photographer, Patricia McDougall was on the scene to capture each moment. The BET Honors will air on February 23, 2015 on BET Networks.
Here are the list of honorees:
West is an artist and designer. He has sold over 33 million albums worldwide, had six consecutive No. 1 albums and seven No. 1 singles. West is among the most acclaimed artists of the decade.
In honor of Phylicia Rashad’s illustrious career, we salute her with the Theatrical Arts Award.
Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole receives the BET Honor for the Education Award.
This year, we spotlight the business acumen and strategic vision of Microsoft Chairman Virtual Instruments CEO John W. Thompson. As a former IBM executive and Symantec Corporation CEO, his business leadership has been instrumental in the said notable competitive edge and overall success.
It’s been two decades since Usher stormed onto the scene with his self-titled debut. Since then, he has sold over 30 million records, including the RIAA Diamond certified Confessions. Because of the mark he has left on music and his grind that has no quit, the “Good Kisser” singer will be honored with the Musical Arts Award.
Proceeds from the private sale of “The BET Honors” 2015 will benefit the National Cares Mentoring Program, an organization that helps transform the lives of Black children by inspiring, recruiting, and mobilizing masses of caring Black men and women to mentor and nourish, challenge and champion them.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
Photos Courtesy of Patricia McDougall