Chicago rapper/actor Common is the latest celebrity to join an all-star roster for this year’s BET Honors.
The entertainer will be on hand for the fifth annual show, which will recognize the achievements of singers Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey, film director Spike Lee, revered poet Maya Angelou, the Tuskegee Airmen, and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney.
Common and Angelou recently worked together on a track called “The Dreamer” from his critically acclaimed album, The Dreamer, The Believer.
In addition to Common, The Hollywood Reporter notes that Patti Labelle, Cicely Tyson, and Aretha Franklin will take the stage for the BET Honors. Other celebrities making appearances at the show include Willow Smith and actors Cuba Gooding and Terrence Howard.
The fifth annual BET Honors will be taped on Saturday, January 14 at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. The show will air February 13 at 9 p.m. on BET.