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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

our 5

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 jalila@jlmediapr.com or

(818) 850-6264.


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.

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