The 2022 Black Music Honors was everything we needed and more! Celebrating legendary artists and institutions making a significant impact in African American music, Black Music Honors returned to Atlanta with Co-Hosts two time Grammy winner LeToya Luckett and Comedian DeRay Davis. Recognizing some of of the best to do it in Black music, this years honorees included Dru Hill, Karyn White, The Whispers, Mary Mary, Tevin Campbell and Keri Hilson.
The 2 hour action packed show had show stopping performances by Kid N’ Play, Carl Thomas, Zonnique, Dondria Nicole, Dionne Ferris, Amber Riley, Eric Bellinger, Avery Wilson, PJ Morton, Jade Novah, Keedron Bryant, Ahjah and Rhea Walls from The Walls Group, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Crystal Aikin, Sheléa, Kevin Ross and Eric Roberson. Other celebrity appearances included Tammy Rivera, Angela Yee, Raz B, Tiny Harris, Pastor Mike Jr., Trina Braxton and more!
The night kicked off with Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Keri Hilson, who received the Music and Songwriter Icon Award. Hilson beamed with pride and gratitude the entire evening. Multi-Award-Winning Gospel Duo Mary Mary were presented with the Gospel Icon Award. The duo undoubtedly and authentically helped reshaped the way Gospel can look and sound, and we are all better for it!
Five-Time Grammy nominee Tevin Campbell received the R&B Icon Award. We’ve been singing his songs with our whole heart since the beginning and it was the ultimate please to him get his flowers.
Award-Winning Supergroup Dru Hill was recognized with the Urban Music Icon Award and proved they still have all the moves during a special performance in celebration of their 25th anniversary. NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Karyn White was honored with the Soul Music Award. She’s been our Superwoman since the 80s and claims her focus is what landed her in the limelight.
Finally, the Legendary R&B group The Whispers took home the Legends Award for their incredible nearly six-decade music career. They attribute their success over the years by simply being themselves and we couldn’t agree more!
The National Broadcast Syndication will air June 4 – July 3 and on Bounce TV on June 25. Tune in!