Mariah Carey to receive BET honour

New York: Pop singer Mariah Carey, alongwith Stevie Wonder and director Spike Lee will be given prizes at the BET Awards next month.

The `Dreamlover` hitmaker has been named Best Entertainer for her contribution to African-American culture, while the legendary `Superstition` singer Wonder has been recognised in the musical arts category, reported Huffington Post online.

Other stars who will pick up awards at the ceremony, to take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC on January 14, include Lee for his contribution to film, and poet Maya Angelou. Actress Gabrielle Union will be hosting the black-tie event.

It is the second time Carey, who gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe in April, has won an award in the last week.

The singer-and-actress was awarded a humanitarian prize in recognition of her charitable efforts with disadvantaged children at the Noble Gift Gala in London, with the accolade presented to her by Prince Azim and Eva Longoria.

Among the honourees at last year`s BET Awards were Whitney Houston, music mogul P Diddy and singer-and-actress Queen Latifah.


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