Black music excellence takes center stage as Missy Elliott, SWV, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jeffrey Osborne, and The Hawkins Family are the honorees for The 2023 Black Music Honors, in celebration of Black Music Month. The 8th Edition of Black Music Honors is co-hosted by double Grammy winner LeToya Luckett and comedy staple DeRay Davis. Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates the illustrious achievements and exceptional contributions of urban music.
In its 8th celebratory year, Black Music Honors shines a spotlight on revolutionary artists and musicians who have made significant impact on African-American music. The televised special will premiere on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 3 and air in national broadcast syndication Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, July 2, in tribute to Black Music Month. The show will also air on Bounce TV beginning Monday, June 19.
Produced by Central City Productions, the highly anticipated live taping will take place at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday, May 19. The celebration will be co-hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett alongside comedic actor DeRay Davis. Central City Productions launches Stellar Network TV with the premiere of this years’ Black Music Honors, which pays tribute to the remarkable legacy of black musicians whose enduring greatness has left an indelible mark on the world.
This year’s lineup of honorees include some of the most influential names in Black music history, such as hip-hop superstar, songwriter-producer, and cultural icon Missy Elliott; award-winning R&B vocal trio and one of the best-selling female groups of all time SWV; disco superstar vocalist, songwriter, record producer and all-around performer Evelyn “Champagne” King; widely-respected R&B / Soul crooner Jeffrey Osborne; and legendary gospel trailblazers The Hawkins Family.
“Black music is the heartbeat of our culture, and the honorees for this years’ Black Music Honors represent the soul of American music,” says Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson. “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.”
A night of unbridled brilliance and pure musical bliss awaits at the 2023 Black Music Honors where exceptional performances, heartfelt speeches and timeless memories will be etched in the hearts of viewers. The 8th Annual Black Music Honors show is 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. Tickets for the live-taping event are available now at www.blackmusichonors.com or you can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
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. Black Music Honors is produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP). For more information, visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors on Facebook and Instagram or @blackmusichonor on Twitter.