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 5Th 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, andSheléa. 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.