THE 2023 BLACK MUSIC HONORS, PRESENTED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE, TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF BLACK MUSIC
The 8TH Annual Black Music Honors live tapping will be held on Thursday, May 19th, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, as it will unveil its roster of performers. The renowned event is held annually and pays tribute to legendary, African-American artists who have been an influential part of contributing to American music throughout generations. Grammy-winning artist LeToya Luckett and acclaimed comedian DeRay Davis return as co-hosts of the Black Music Honors.
Breathtaking performances will be slated by influential, first-class artists such as vocalist and Reality TV superstar Tamar Braxton; the sweet-sounding and quartet-influenced Anthony Hamilton feat. The Ton3s; powerhouse singer and Gospel staple Tina Campbell of Mary Mary; falsetto-serenader and diamond-selling recording artist Robin Thicke; Hip-Hop & R&B superwoman Lil’ Mo; modern soul man and crooner Kenny Lattimore; influential 90’s R&B group 702; three-time GRAMMY-nominated, “The Love King,” Raheem DeVaughn; Chicago soulful veteran Dave Hollister; melodic songbird and actress Elle Varner; six-time ASCAP award-winning singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter; multi-talented singer-songwriter Nicole Wray; southern hummingbird and songstress Tweet; contemporary Gospel vocalist and pastor Beverly Crawford; Gospel soloist and Sunday Best winner Le’Andria Johnson; Gospel award-winning singer-songwriter Zacardi Cortez; member of the multi-platinum R&B group Xscape and inspirational artist Latocha Scott; raspy-tone Gospel singer and composer Melvin Williams; retro R&B/Soul trio The Shindellas; New Orleans rapper Juvenile; Gospel viral sensation and songster Kelontae Gavin; and dynamic gospel chorale ensemble Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling.
“As we come together to celebrate the rich cultural milestone that is Black Music Month, we get the unique opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of talent within the Black music community,” says Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson. “The vibrant future of Black music will be epitomized by captivating performances while spotlighting the unforgettable legacies of musical greats and their diverse contributions.”
The late Bobby Caldwell will be honored with a special tribute, for his 25+ year career as an acclaimed in-demand songwriter and soul performer. Other honors for the celebration will include Music Innovator Icon tapped to be received by Hip-Hop superstar Missy Elliott; Urban Music Icon to be presented to girl group SWV; R&B Music Icon awarded to singer-songwriter Evelyn “Champagne” King; Legends Award snagged by R&B/Soul crooner Jeffrey Osborne; and Gospel Music Icon set to be received by gospel trailblazers The Hawkins Family.
The televised tribute will debut on Stellar Network TV on June 3rd with national broadcast syndication starting June 10 – July 2 and an airing on Bounce TV on June 19. The 8th Annual Black Music Honors is presented by Procter and Gamble. Sponsors include AT&T, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, Verizon, and Walmart. The 8th Annual Black Music Honors Show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Executive in Charge of Production, and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.
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