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The 7th Annual Black Music Honors live tapping will be held on Thursday, May 19th, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. Black Music Honors pays tribute to legendary, African-American artists who have been an influential part of contributing to American music. LeToya Luckett will co-host the renowned event, along with Chicago Actor and Comedian DeRay Davis.

Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African-American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African-American culture and American music worldwide. Black Music Honors is produced by Central City Productions (CCP), a Chicago based company. Executive Producer is Don Jackson. Jennifer J. Jackson is Producer, alongside Producer and Director, Michael A. Johnson.

The 2022 outstanding honorees are Multi-Platinum, Award-Winning Dru Hill, receiving the Urban Music Icon Award; Five-Time GRAMMY Nominee Tevin Campbell will be honored with the R&B Icon Award and Multi-Award-Winning Gospel Duo Mary Mary will be presented with the Gospel Icon Award. Also, receiving awards are NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Karyn White, who will receive the Soul Music Award; Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Keri Hilson will be honored with the Music and Songwriter Icon Award for her achievements for composing songs for some of the biggest icons in music. The Legendary R&B Group, The Whispers, will be presented with the Legends Award, for their extraordinary music career, for nearly six decades. *Performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

“We are more than excited to return to in-person taping for the first time in nearly three years with a live studio audience,” says Founder and Executive Producer, Don Jackson. “The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the music industry and we’re honored to celebrate, commemorate and honor music trailblazers who have paved the way for the next generation of music and culture.”

The telecast is set to air in national broadcast syndication, on Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, July 3 and on Bounce TV, on Saturday, June 25.

Tickets for the live-taping event are available at or you can purchase tickets at (Photo Credit: Courtesy of BMH/ JL Media PR/ CR8 Agency)

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