MISSY ELLIOTT, SWV, JEFFREY OSBORNE, EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING AND THE HAWKINS FAMILY HONORED AT 8TH ANNUAL BLACK MUSIC HONORS
Published on May 23, 2023 by Sonya's Spotlight
Missy Elliott – Honoree
Da Brat – Performer
Missy Elliott – Honoree
ROBIN THICKE PERFORMS IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO BOBBY CALDWELL
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SHOW DEBUT DURING BLACK MUSIC MONTH! TUNE IN TO THE STELLAR NETWORK ON JUNE 3, WATCH THE NATIONAL BROADCAST IN SYNDICATION FROM JUNE 10 TO JULY 2; AND A SPECIAL JUNETEENTH AIRING ON BOUNCE TV JUNE 19
SWV – Honoree
Jeffrey Osborne – Honoree
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Honoree
LeToya Luckett – Host
Tramaine Hawkins – Honoree
DeRay Davis – Host
Lil’ Mo – Performer
Anthony Hamilton – Performer
Jacquees – Performer
Queen Naija – Performer
Sevyn Streeter – Performer
Kenny Lattimore – Performer
Tweet – Performer
Robin Thicke – Performer
Tina Campbell – Performer
Raheem DeVaughn – Performer
David Banner – Performer
Nicole Wray – Performer
Sheléa – Performer Kelontae Gavin – Performer
Quad Webb – Guest
Kash Doll – Guest
Dr. Teresa Hairston & Don Jackson, Founder & Executive Producer
The 8th Black Music Honors, was a night of unparalleled glamor and style, held at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. The Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates the illustrious achievements and exceptional contributions of urban music. The 8th annual Black Music Honors premieres on The Stellar Network on June 3, followed by national broadcast syndication from June 10 to July 2; and a special airing on Bounce TV on June 19.
The evening was a celebration of music legends and their incredible contributions to the American music landscape. Jeffrey Osborne received the prestigious Legends Award, while Evelyn “Champagne” King was honored as the R&B Music Icon and gospel trailblazers The Hawkins Family received the Gospel Music Icon. The GRAMMY-nominated group SWV was recognized as the Urban Music Icon, and the multi-GRAMY Award Winner Missy Elliot was crowned the Music Innovator Icon. The late Bobby Caldwell was also given a heartfelt tribute, commemorating his remarkable 25-year career.
The stage came alive with unforgettable tribute performances by an array of extraordinary artists. From the soul-stirring vocals of Anthony Hamilton feat. The Ton3s to the electrifying presence of LaTocha Scott of Xscape, and the captivating performances by Queen Naija, Elle Varner, Sheléa, Tina Campbell, Beverly Crawford, Kelontae Gavin, Zacardi Cortez, Raheem DeVaughn, Kenny Lattimore, Robin Thicke, Tweet, Nicole Wray, Lil’ Mo, Sevyn Streeter, Da Brat, and many more – the night was a testament to the immense talent within the Black music community.
Mark your calendars as the sensational event is set to premiere on TheStellar Network on June 3, followed by national broadcast syndication from June 10 to July 2, and a special airing on Bounce TV on June 19. The 8th Annual Black Music Honors, proudly presented by Procter and Gamble, is made possible with the generous support of sponsors such as AT&T, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, Verizon, and Walmart. The show, 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, promises to be a captivating tribute to the timeless impact of Black music.