Black Music Honors

Celebrating Legendary Artists and Institutions Making a Significant Impact in African-American Music, Black Music Honors Returns to Atlanta With Co-Hosts Two-Time Grammy Winner LeToya Luckett and Comedian DeRay Davis.

Black Music Honors 2024

2023 Black Music Honors


Since 2016, the 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. Honorees have included: Angie Stone, Ramsey Lewis, Ginuwine, Marvin Sapp, En Vogue, Deborah Cox, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Freddie Jackson, Tamia, Arrested Development, Xscape, Faith Evans, Dallas Austin, Whodini, Bebe & Cece Winans, Bobby Brown, Stephanie Mills, Jody Watley, Guy, Oleta Adams, Slick Rick, Donnie McClurkin, The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Big Daddy Kane, Clarence Avant, Pastor Shirley Caesar.

May 23, 2023 - It was a night of unparalleled glamor and style at the 8th Annual Black Music Honors television taping, held at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. The blue carpet dazzled with a vibrant display of fashion, from captivating hair looks to chic and sophisticated ensembles. A star-studded list of performers and fashion icons included celebrities like Lil Mo', Tweet, Queen Naija, Robin Thicke, Kash Doll, LaTavia Roberson, and more who added their own touch of elegance to the event.

The evening was a celebration of music legends and their incredible contributions to the American music landscape. Jeffrey Osborne received the prestigious Legends Award, while Evelyn "Champagne" King was honored as the R&B Music Icon and gospel trailblazers The Hawkins Family received the Gospel Music Icon. The talented group SWV was recognized as the Urban Music Icon, and the groundbreaking Missy Elliott was rightfully crowned the Music Innovator Icon. The late Bobby Caldwell was also given a heartfelt tribute, commemorating his remarkable 25-year career.