The 5th annual Urban One Honors, is set to premiere on Monday, January 16, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and CLEO TV at 7/6C. Under the theme, celebrating “Icons of the Culture,” this year’s show is hosted by R&B singer and actor Tank. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, politics, education, and the community. GRAMMY Award winning singer and actress LeToya Luckett hosts a special backstage pass segment, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers, and presenters.
This year’s honorees include, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, David and Tamela Mann, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Pharrell Williams. Additionally, the ceremony includes a performance by Keke Wyatt; and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with DJ Spinderella, Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh. Viewers can also look forward to special appearances by: T.I., Pusha T, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Marvin Sapp, Rev. Runand Lamman Rucker.
URBAN ONE HONORS is Executive Produced by Eric Tomosunas and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. Daniel Moore serves as the Musical Director. Marilyn Gill serves as Executive Producer. Kashon Powell is the Vice President of Programming for Radio One and Susan Henry is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One.