The 6th Annual Black Music Honors ceremony at City Winery in Nashville will air on Bounce TV on Juneteenth at 1 p.m. EST.
The Black Music Honors acknowledges the legendary artists who have significantly influenced and contributed to Black and American culture through their musical talents. This year’s honorees include Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist Angie Stone (Soul Music Icon Award), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ginuwine (Urban Music Icon Award), Stellar Award-winning Gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp (Gospel Music Icon Award), and Grammy-winning Jazz virtuoso Ramsey Lewis (Legends Award). In addition, Black Music Honors will present H. Beecher Hicks III, the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music, with the Legacy Award for the creation of the cultural center that is located on Broadway in Nashville. Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, and author Loni Love will host the star-studded special.
To commemorate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day, Arrested Development rapper Speech will present a special tribute. Performers Cece Winans, Montell Jordan, After 7, Syleena Johnson, Pleasure P, Stokley, Avery Sunshine, J. Moss, Q Parker, Bahamadia, Jac Ross, Jacquees, Mumu Fresh, Kevin Ross, Theresa Tha Songbird, and Zacardi Cortez will take the stage during the two-hour event.
Black Americans have influenced and/or created nearly every genre of American music that is popular today. And the Black Music Honors ceremony recognizes those contributions and will provide viewers moments of entertainment regardless of their favorite genre.