‘2019 Black Music Honors’ Highlights (Xscape, Naughty By Nature, Kelly Price and More)
Below are exclusive highlights from the 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors, which took place at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Sept. 5 and is currently airing in national broadcast syndication through Oct. 20. (Click here to find your local airdates and times: Blackmusichonors.com/Airtime.html). It will air Oct. 20 on Bounce TV. The show was hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett-Walker.
The Honorees: Xscape, received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm. Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award, culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, received the Hip Hop Icon Award, while songstress, Tamia, received the Soul Music Icon Award. Leon Timbo and Major. performed a special tribute in honor of Rock and Roll Hame of Famer, Bill Withers. For honoree photos click here.
Performance tributes included sets 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 and 702.
The night culminated with founder and chairman, Don Jackson, expressing gratitude to the honorees, presenters and performers for making the night unforgettable. He stated,” the Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music.”