Ne-Yo to Host 2022 Urban One Honors, Honorees Include Gamble and Huff, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jennifer Hudson and More


The 2022 Urban One Honors will make their return with award-winning artist Ne-Yo as the host. The star-studded, TV One honoree show highlights Black excellence across various avenues including music, entertainment, activism and more.

Past honorees include Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri, Brandy, Billy Porter, April Ryan, Jamie Foxx and more. The 2022 show will air on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One. 

The 2022 honorees include:

  • Living Legends: Gamble and Huff
  • Music Innovation: Timbaland
  • Entertainment Icon: Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson
  • Lifetime Achievement: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • Inspirational Impact: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Previously announced presenters included Dupri, Marlon Wayans and Vashawn Mitchell, alongside performances by Inspirational Impact honoree Cobbs-Leonard, Kelly Price and Tank. 

Additionally, TV & Radio Personality Eva Marcille will host a special backstage pass segment, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers and presenters. Tony McCuin serves as Director with Kim Burse on board as Musical Director. 

URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One’s Washington D.C. market’s cluster of radio stations: Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9, Praise 104.1, WOL 1450 & 95.9, and Spirit 1340. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.

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