CeCe Winans

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.

“Now, more than ever, I think it is important to recognize the contributions that Black music has made to the country and the world,” said Loni Love, the host of this year’s Black Music Honors. “I am beyond thrilled to host this exciting, inspiring and entertaining show. See y’all at the show wearing my shiny dresses!” ”

Loni Love

The honorees for this 2021 Black Music Honors included multiple Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legend Angie Stone who received the Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ginuwine received the Urban Music Icon Award, multiple Stellar Award-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp was honored with the Gospel Music Icon Award, and Grammy® Award-winning jazz virtuoso, Ramsey Lewis received the Legends Award. The National Museum of African American Music was honored with the Legacy Award.

Jonathan McReynolds

Hosted by Loni Love

Performance driven awards show that acknowledges the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide.

Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson stated, “This is an incredibly exciting time for us. In addition to the amazing honorees and exciting performances this year, we are also announcing that the Black Music Honors will now be held in the month of June. This is an important time for our community as it is officially Black Music Month and our national holiday, Juneteenth. What better way to honor our legacy at this time.”

Performances by Montell Jordan, After 7, Avery Sunshine, Chrisette Michele, J. Moss, Jac Ross, Jacquees, Kevin Ross, Mumu Fresh, Q Parker, Speech, Stokley, Pleasure P, Bahamadia, CeCe Winans, Theresa Tha Songbird, Syleena Johnson, Zacardi Cortez and Joshua Mhoon.

Loni Luv

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. Produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and hosted by Loni Love. For more information visit blackmusichonors.com.