Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Black Music Honors 2023 Honorees: Missy Elliott, SWV, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Jeffrey Osborne & The Hawkins Family

The 8th annual Black Music Honors which shines a spotlight on revolutionary artists and musicians who have made significant impact on African American music, returns with it's highly anticipated live taping at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 19th.

The celebration will be co-hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett and comedic actor DeRay Davis.

This year's honorees include some of the most influential names in Black Music history, such as hip-hop superstar, songwriter-producer and cultural icon Missy Elliott; award-winning R&B vocal trio and one of the best-selling female groups of all time SWV; disco superstar vocalist, songwriter, record producer and all-around performer Evelyn "Champagne" King; widely-respected R&B/Soul crooner Jeffrey Osborne; and legendary gospel trailblazers The Hawkins Family.

"Black music is the heartbeat of our culture, and the honorees for this years' Black Music Honors represent the soul of American music. We pay homage to the musical innovators who have paved the way for future generations. Our tribute performances not only celebrate the honorees of yesterday, but also showcase the influence and impact of their iconic sounds and styles on today's artists with a beautiful symbiosis of past and present." -Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson

A night of unbridled brilliance and pure musical bliss awaits at the 2023 Black Music Honors where exceptional performances, heartfelt speeches and timeless memories will be etched in the hearts of viewers. The televised special will premiere on the Stellar Network June 3 and air in national broadcast syndication Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, July 2 in tribute to Black Music Month. The show will also air on Bounce TV June 19. The 8th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Executive in Charge of Production; and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.

Tickets for the live-taping event are available on Friday, April 21 at or you can purchase tickets at

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