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– Grammy ®Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Stephanie Mills, Hip Hop group Whodini, Bobby Brown, Faith Evans and Dallas Austin were among a dynamic list of honorees for the 2018 Black Music Honors. The highly anticipated
evening, hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett, celebrated the artistry of the music industry’s most revered icons.
Stephanie Mills received the Legends Award, honoring her illustrious music nd acting career spanning more than four decades. Brooklyn-based rap group, Whodni, was presented the Hip Hop Icon Award for their musical contributions. Both will join an impressive list of previously announced honorees.
The celebratory night also featured exciting performances by Syleena Johnson, Raheem DeVaughn, Next, Young Buck, Yo-Yo, Ruben Studdard, Jade Novah, Demetria McKinney, V. Bozeman, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Monie Love, Kierra Sheard, and
The 2018 Black Music Honors took place at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, Tenn.
The annual two-hour television special taping will broadcast in national syndication from Sept.
8-30, 2018 and will air on Bounce TV Sept. 28, 2018.
Proceeds from the 2018 Black Music Honors will benefit the 2019 opening of the National Museum of African American Music
(NMAAM) in Nashville. NMAAM’s mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
Event sponsors include AT&T, McDonalds, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Chevrolet and State Farm as title sponsor. For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors
#BMH2018 and #BlackMusicMatters.