EN VOGUE, DEBORAH COX, FRED HAMMOND AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC TO RECEIVE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION; RICKEY SMILEY TO HOST SHOW TO AIR IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION FROM NOVEMBER 21 THRU DECEMBER 13 AND ON BOUNCE TV ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 12 PM EST CHICAGO, IL. – ​November 11, 2020 ​-

Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will present the ​2020 Black Music Honors ​in national broadcast syndication November 21 thru December 13, 2020. ​Television and radio personality ​Rickey Smiley ​return as host of the star-studded two-hour special which will honour artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors include Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legends En Vogue​, recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award for their three decades in the industry.

Grammy® Award-winner, actress and Broadway star Deborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Award. Multiple Stellar Awards andGrammy® Award-winner and producer ​Fred Hammond ​will receive the Gospel MusicIcon Award. ​The National Museum of African American Music will be honoured with the Legacy Award. Founder and Executive Producer ​Don Jackson stated, “​I am extremely excited about our 5​Th Annual 2020 Black Music Honors television special and our legendary awardees.

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for us to stay committed to producing The Black Music Honors as a means of celebrating music icons who are often overlooked in receiving their much-deserved recognition.”Performers of the evening include ​Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Tweet, MAJOR., June’s Diary, Brian Courtney Wilson, D Smoke, Evvie McKinney, Marvin Sapp, RL​, and​Sheléa. The show is set to air on Saturday, November 21 at 12PM (EST) on Bounce TV.

State Farm returns as the show’s title sponsor. Other sponsors include AT&T, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and Bounty.

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