The Black Music Honors return for its eighth year of honoring Black artists and musicians who have made a significant impact within the culture and community.
The event will take place in Atlanta on May 19, co-hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett and comedian and actor DeRay Davis.
Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates the illustrious achievements and exceptional contributions of urban music.
“Black music is the heartbeat of our culture, and the honorees for this years’ Black Music Honors represent the soul of American music,” Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson said. “We pay homage to the musical innovators who have paved the way for future generations. Our tribute performances not only celebrate the honorees of yesterday, but also showcase the influence and impact of their iconic sounds and styles on today’s artists with a beautiful symbiosis of past and present.”
The 2023 honorees include Missy Elliott, SWV, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jeffrey Osborne and The Hawkins Family.
SWV is set to tour this summer with Jodeci and Dru Hill, and Missy Elliott will now be one of the headliners for Essence Music Festival this year.
The televised special will premiere on the Stellar Network on June 3 and air in national broadcast syndication from June 10 – Sunday, July 2, in tribute to Black Music Month.
The show will also air on Bounce TV on June 19.
The live taping will take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta and tickets are available now.