Halle Berry is being honoured at the BET HONOURS 2013 tonight (12.01.13).

The 'Cloud Atlas' star is just one of high profile stars that will be celebrated at the prestigious event in Washington, DC, where Alicia Keys is performing along with a host of other R&B and soul stars.

The 'Girl On Fire' singer is appearing alongside Erykah Badu, Wayne Brady, Brandy, Mint, Jimmy Jam, Ledisi, the SOS Band and Terry Lewis at the event in the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Halle's prestigious honour comes after a difficult few months for the Oscar winning actress.

Her fiance Olivier Martinez was involved in a physical fight with the father of her daughter Nahla, four, Gabriel Aubry in November.

The 46-year-old recently resolved her custody battle with the 36-year-old Canadian model and spent Christmas in Paris with her French actor boyfriend.

This year's honourees also include music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant known to many as the 'Godfather of Black Music', spiritual educator T.D. Jakes, ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment and four-time Olympic gold medallist Lisa Leslie.

Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, this year's star-studded show will recorded tonight but will be broadcast on February 11, during Black History Month.