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Tune in for Soul-Stirring Performances at the 2023 Black Music Honors in Atlanta, GA.

Updated: Dec 15, 2023


If you never attended the Black Music Honors founded by Don Jackson, it must be a priority and added to your bucket list. This year the show will debut on The Stellar Network June 3. This is our culture biggest night of music legends and artists dominating the charts. Filled with electrifying performances, the Black Music Honors is dedicated to celebrating the essence of Black Music Month. Procter & Gamble presents the 8th Annual Black Music Honors. Verizon presents the Legends Icon award, honoring the incomparable Jeffrey Osborne. Walmart proudly presents the Gospel Icon award, recognizing the esteemed Hawkins Family. My Black is Beautiful partners presents the Urban Music Icon award, celebrating the groundbreaking group SWV. AT&T Dream in Black presents the Music Innovator Icon award, honoring Missy Elliott. Cadillac proudly presents the R&B Icon award, recognizing the timeless artistry of Evelyn “Champagne” King. Since the show inception in 2015, the Black Music Honors takes viewers to different levels of excitement through the rich tapestry of Black musical excellence from soul-stirring gospel to nostalgic R&B and energetic Hip-Hop. This year, the newly crowned soul brother #1 Anthony Hamilton, gives the crowd what they came there for with his hit ballads "Charlene" and "The Point of It All” with an unexpected feature performance by rapper David Banner. The night rolls along with a dynamic tribute to Evelyn “Champagne'' King by Xscape’s Latosha featuring the radiant Elle Varner and the harmonious voices of The Shindellas.


Founder Don Jackson, executive producer in charge of production Jennifer J. Jackson, and producer/director Michael A. Johnson once again infuses the power of contemporary gospel with lively soul and hip hop music. Oakland, Ca first family of gospel and ministry, the Hawkins Family, soul stirring tribute takes you to church for an unforgettable performance including Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell, Kelontae Gavin, Pastor Beverly Crawford, Melvin Williams and Zacardi Cortez. The exhilarating moment concluded with an exciting vocal showdown that left even the performers themselves wanting more, barely making it off stage. This year, the Black Music Honors delivered a breathtaking acknowledgment to hip hop 50th anniversary featuring the artist Juvenile with anthems that rocked the 90s and early 2000s. There is also a dedication to the ladies and the power of love with Robin Thicke's rendition of Bobby Caldwell's timeless classic "What You Won't Do For Love" and an intimate concert experience by the ultimate R&B lineup featuring Dave Hollister, Kenny Lattimore and Raheem DeVaughn transporting viewers through the expansive catalog of honoree Jeffrey Osborne. When was the last time you have witnessed so many stars in one bldg. Can you remember a time when you attended a concert and fully got your money worth? you might have missed the Black Music Honors in person, all month long on the Stellar Network you can still party with knockout performances by Lil' Mo, Sheléa, Sevyn Streeter, and Tweet. Adding to the astonishment, a surprise performance by Da Brat leaves even honoree Missy Elliott speechless and in awe.


DeRay Davis, with his naturally witted and down-to-earth punch lines, and LeToya Luckett, showcasing an array of fierce fashion moments, flawlessly steered the remarkable show filled with laughter, style, and an appreciation for the extraordinary contributions of Black music. To witness the numerous unforgettable moments of the show, tune in to the premiere on The Stellar Network on June 3 at 8 p.m. ET. You can find the network on Charter Spectrum and Verizon Fios. Check with your local provider for air dates in your local area between June 10 and July 2. Don't miss the special broadcast on Bounce TV as part of your Juneteenth celebration on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET.

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