Commemorating Black Music Month and Juneteenth, Black Music Honors recognizes significant contributions to African-American music with a televised special airing in national broadcast syndication from June 4 – July 3 and on Bounce TV on June 25. Locally the program will air on NewsChannel 5, WTVF late Saturday night into the morning of Sunday, June 26 at 12:30 a.m.
Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African-American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African-American culture and American music worldwide. The 7th Annual Black Music Honors had an incredible roster of performers for a star-studded celebration of influential music legends with a live studio audience taping at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday, May 19. There was a special Juneteenth highlight recognizing the national federal holiday.
Performers gracing the stage at this year’s power-packed televised show include popular late 80’s Hip-Hop Duo Kid N’ Play; Multi-Award-Winning Music Veteran Carl Thomas; Three-Time GRAMMY-Nominated, “The Love King,” Raheem DeVaughn; Compton-Bred Actress and Songbird Amber Riley; Multi-Hyphenate Crooner and Penman Eric Bellinger; Powerhouse Songster and Serenader Avery Wilson; Multi-GRAMMY-Award-Winning Artist PJ Morton; Multifaceted Entertainer and Rising Artist Jade Novah; Viral Vocal Teen Prodigy Keedron Bryant; Gospel Sweethearts Ajah and Rhea Walls from Multi-GRAMMY-Nominated and Stellar-Award-Winning The Walls Group; Multi-Talented Vocalist and Sunday Best Season Six Winner Tasha Page-Lockhart; Gospel Songstress and Sunday Best Season One Winner Crystal Aikin; NAACP-Image-Award-Nominated Singer and Actress Sheléa; Billboard-ChartTopping Singer-Songwriter Kevin Ross; and Two-Decade-Spanning Independent Artist and GRAMMY AwardNominee Eric Roberson. Other celebrity appearances included Tammy Rivera, Angela Yee, Raz B, Tiny Harris, Pastor Mike Jr., Trina Braxton, and Silk, featuring former TSU Aristocrat of Bands performer Gary Jenkins!
Kicking off the 2022 BMH Honorees was Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Keri Hilson who was tapped to receive the Music and Songwriter Icon Award. Multi-Award-Winning Gospel Duo Mary Mary was presented with the Gospel Icon Award; Five-Time GRAMMY Nominee Tevin Campbell received the R&B Icon Award; Award-Winning Supergroup Dru Hill was recognized with the Urban Music Icon Award and a special performance in celebration of their 25th anniversary; NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Karyn White was honored with the Soul Music Award; and the Legendary R&B Group The Whispers took home the Legends Award for their incredible nearly six decade music career. Two-Time GRAMMY Winner LeToya Luckett and Comedian DeRay Davis are co-hosts for the show. National Broadcast Syndication runs in various markets June 4 – July 3 and for everyone on Bounce TV on Saturday, June 25. For more about Black Music Honors, visit: www.blackmusichonors.com
Black Music Honors is produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP). Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television producer and syndicator of its exclusively owned African-American programming. CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards (www.stellarawards.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), and America’s Black Forum (www.americasblackforum.com), Mentoring Queens (www.mentoringqueen.com) and Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), among many others.