All-Star lineup heat up 2019 Black Music Honors

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Ashly Williams, Brienna DeVlugt, Kristal Lyndriette, Gabby Carreiro, and Shyann Roberts of June's Diary onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

(ATLANTA, GA) – Chicago based television production company Central City Productions held the 2019 Black Music Honors television taping at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, and Tameka “Tiny” Harris of Xscape attends 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions honored Xscape who received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry.  Yolanda Adams was the  recipient of the Gospel Music Icon Award. The clturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia, and chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, also received awards.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: (L-R) Mali Music, Dee-1, Travis Greene and Mumu Fresh onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and GRAMMY® Award-Winner and actress LeToya Luckett returned as the show’s co-hosts.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: Leon Timbo and Major onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

The 2019 show featured tribute performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona, 702, MAJOR. and more.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: Avery Wilson, Tony Terry and Tevin Campbell onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

The show will air Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon EST on Bounce TV, and in national broadcast syndication, Sept. 14 – Oct. 20. The broadcast schedule is available at www.blackmusichonors.com.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: Melanie Fiona onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

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.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 05: Singer Tamia onstage during 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

The 2019 Black Music Honors show is sponsored by State Farm and AT&T, executive produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as producer, and Michael A. Johnson as producer and director. For more information on the Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors and #blackmusichonors.

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