Soul legend Aretha Franklin and Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy are set to be saluted for their career achievements at the 2014 BET Honors.

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube will also be among the honourees at the upcoming ceremony, which celebrates stars' contributions to African-American culture.

The awards will take place in Washington, D.C. on 8 February (14).

Halle Berry and Chaka Khan were celebrated at last year's (13) event.