2020 Black Music Honors
November 21st , 2020 this year's Black music Honors award show aired.
This is a show where musical Black excellence is celebrated, and living legends are given their praise now rather than later. Many genres of music were highlighted during this 2 hour event, awards were given and performances took place. Hosted by Rickey Smiley for yet another year. Recipients of the Urban Music Icon Award were R&B legends Rhonda Bennette, Cindy Herron of the Grammy Award-nominated group En Vogue, shining light and showing appreciation for their musical contributions during their three decades in the industry.
Not only were musical greats embraced but those of other entertainment industries were honored as well. Broadway pioneer and
Grammy Award- winner Deborah Cox received the Entertainer Icon Award. Well known gospel pioneer, several time Stellar Award recipient, and Grammy Award-winner Fred Hammond was given the Gospel Icon Award. Last but not least the most anticipated award of the night, the Legacy Award, was bestowed upon The National Museum of African American Music.
Prior to this epic night taking place Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson had made a statement expressing his anticipation for the airing of the show, stating “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.”
It is very comforting and much needed to see some form of gathering and normality during these uncertain times. In case you didn't catch it
when it aired, the taping of the full show is available on the website
www.blackmusichonors.com. On the site you can watch or rewatch the entire show
as well as check out this years and past years honorees.