2020 BLACK MUSIC HONORS TO CELEBRATE LEGENDARY MUSIC ICONS
EN VOGUE, DEBORAH COX, FRED HAMMOND AND THE NATIONAL
MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC TO RECEIVE AWARDS
AND RECOGNITION; RICKEY SMILEY TO HOST
SHOW TO AIR IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION FROM NOVEMBER 21
THRU DECEMBER 13 AND ON BOUNCE TV ON SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 21 AT 12PM EST
CHICAGO, IL. – November 11, 2020 - Chicago-based television production company
Central City Productions will present the 2020 Black Music Honors in national
broadcast syndication November 21 thru December 13, 2020. Television and radio
personality Rickey Smiley returns as host of the star-studded two-hour special which
will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions
to American music.
The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors include Grammy® Award-nominated
R&B legends En Vogue, recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American
female music groups in history, who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award for their
three decades in the industry. Grammy® Award-winner, actress and Broadway star
Deborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Award. Multiple Stellar Awards and
Grammy® Award-winner and producer Fred Hammond will receive the Gospel Music
Icon Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with
the Legacy Award.
Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson stated, “I am extremely excited about
th 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.”
Performers of the evening include Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Tweet,
MAJOR., June’s Diary, Brian Courtney Wilson, D Smoke, Evvie McKinney, Marvin
Sapp, RL, and Sheléa.
The show is set to air on Saturday, November 21 at 12PM (EST) on Bounce TV. State
Farm returns as the show’s title sponsor. Other sponsors include AT&T, Walmart,
Johnson & Johnson and Bounty.
Assets and downloadable photos of the host, honorees and all the performers can be
found by clicking here. For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit
www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors. For
press inquiries or interviews, contact Jalila Larsuel at email@example.com or
ABOUT BLACK MUSIC HONORS
Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary
African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical
contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Produced by
Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and hosted by
Rickey Smiley. For more information visit www.blackmusichonors.com
ABOUT CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a
distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP's
award- winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Stellar
Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series, and Mentoring Kings, among
many others. For more information, visit www.stellar tv.com.