2020 BLACK MUSIC HONORS - 2020 Black Music Honors in national broadcast syndication November 21 thru December 13, 2020
Legendary performers EN VOGUE, DEBORAH COX, FRED HAMMOND AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC TO RECEIVE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION; RICKEY SMILEY TO HOST
Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will present the 2020 Black Music Honors in national broadcast syndication November 21 thru December 13, 2020. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley returns as host of the star-studded two-hour special which will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors include Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legends Rhona Bennett, Terry Ellis, and Cindy Herron of En Vogue, recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award for their three decades in the industry. Grammy® Award-winner, actress and Broadway star Deborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Award.
Multiple Stellar Awards and Grammy® Award-winner and producer Fred Hammond will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.
Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson stated, “I am extremely excited about our 5th Annual 2020 Black Music Honors television special and our legendary awardees. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for us to stay committed to producing The Black Music Honors as a means of celebrating music icons who are often overlooked in receiving their much-deserved recognition.”
The 2020 Black Music Honors was a night of unforgettable performances and special musical tributes. The two hour televised special, which aired November 21st on Bounce TV was hosted by Radio and Television personality Rickey Smiley.
Black Music Honors recognized and awarded iconic figures. Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legends En Vogue received the Urban Icon Award, Grammy® Award-winner, actress and Broadway star Deborah Cox received the Entertainer Icon Award, and multiple Stellar and Grammy® Award-winning producer Fred Hammond received the Gospel Music Icon Award. The National Museum of African American Music was honored with the Legacy Award.
It was an evening of uplifting performances and special moments featuring Tweet, MAJOR., June’s Diary, Sheléa, Brian Courtney Wilson, D Smoke, Evvie McKinney, Marvin Sapp, RL, and Musiq Soulchild. EARL GIBSON III PHOTOGRAPHY / JAMES CESSNA/CCP TV /2020 BLACK MUSIC HONORS