It was a night of unparalleled glamor and style at the 8th Annual Black Music Honors television taping, held at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. The blue carpet dazzled with a vibrant display of fashion, from captivating hair looks to chic and sophisticated ensembles. A star-studded list of performers and fashion icons included celebrities like Lil Mo’, Tweet, Queen Naija, Robin Thicke, Kash Doll, LaTavia Roberson, and more who added their own touch of elegance to the event.
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 talented group SWVwas recognized as the Urban Music Icon, and the groundbreaking Missy Elliott was rightfully 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 performances by an array of extraordinary artists, plus a surprise tribute by DaBrat. 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 Elle Varner, Sheléa, Tina Campbell, Beverly Crawford, Kelontae Gavin, Zacardi Cortez, Raheem DeVaughn, Kenny Lattimore, Tweet, Nicole Wray, Sevyn Streeter, 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 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 8th Annual Black Music Honors, proudly presented by Procter and Gamble, is made possible with the generous support of sponsors such asAT&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.
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