Ice Cube is a man of many titles: MC, actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur. We met him in the '80s and over time Ice Cube has proved his staying power despite the ever-evolving landscape of show business. The BET Honors salutes him for his contributions to entertainment.
Aretha Franklin has wowed us with her soul stirring vocals and songwriting for five decades. With megahits like "Respect" and "Natural Woman," she has garnered the music industry's top honors and will forever be noted as The Queen of Soul.
Chenault is the CEO of American Express and one of the first African-Americans of a Fortune 500 company. His innovative vision and futuristic leadership has helped position the company at the fore of the global marketplace. Chenault is a gamechanger.
Berry Gordy is the man behind Motown Records, the "Motown" sound and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Most notably is his business savvy which distinguishes him as entrepreneur who's not only a businessman but a business, man.
Carrie Mae Weems has been behind the lens as a visual artist since the 1980s. The quality, depth and reality of the human experience conveyed in her work has won millions over and uniquely positioned her at the fore of the photography world.