Mariah Care/ Stevie Wonder: To Recieve BET Honors

BARRETOS, BRAZIL - AUGUST 22: Aerial view of the Barretos rodeo arena as US singer Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2010 Barretos International Rodeo on August 22, 2010 in Barretos, Brazil. (Keiny Andrade / LatinContent / Getty Images)

December 16, 2011 10:58:36 AM PST
Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder. They are two of the giants in the music industry - and before long, they will be the latest artists to receive the BET Honors. The two are among ahalf dozen people to be named to the honor, which will be given out early next year. Among the others named to receive the Honors include Maya Angelou, Spike Lee and the Tuskegee Airmen.

BET says the event will be hosted by talented actress Gabrielle Union - and that it will take place at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. - though no date has been set. Previous recipients of the BET honors include Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Cicely Tyson.