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The Whispers, Dru Hill, Tevin Campbell and Mary Mary Highlight Stacked Lineup for Black Music Honors Award Show

Singer and actress LeToya Luckett host the seventh annual Black
Music Honors award show alongside comedian DeRay Davis
Fans of old-school hip-hop, R&B and gospel music are in for a treat this May.

The seventh annual edition of the Black Music Honors award show will feature a lineup studded with some of the mediums’ biggest stars from the past.

Among this year’s honorees is R&B supergroup Dru Hill, former teen idol Tevin Campbell and groundbreaking gospel duo Mary Mary.

Singer and actress LeToya Luckett will host the show — whose mission is to pay homage to “the legendary African-American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African-American culture and American music worldwide,” alongside Comedian DeRay Davis.

The two-hour ceremony will be taped live on May 19 in Georgia’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta and is scheduled to be broadcast via national syndication from June 4 to July 3. It will also air on Bounce TV on June 25 as part of the network’s Black Music Month programming.

“We are more than excited to return to in-person taping for the first time in nearly three years with a live audience,” Don Jackson, the founder and executive producer of the awards, said in a statement. “The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the music industry and we’re honored to celebrate, commemorate and honor music trailblazers who have paved the way for the next generation of music and culture.”

Dru Hill is scheduled to receive the Urban Music Icon Award. The group first rose to prominence in the 1990s with their effortless blend of hip-hop, soul and gospel music. Over its long career the group has produced seven Top 40 hits.

Campbell will be honored with the R&B Icon Award. The “Can We Talk” singer is a five-time Grammy nominee. Mary Mary will be presented with the Gospel Icon Award while NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Karyn White will also be recognized with the Soul Music Award.

Singer-Songwriter Keri Hilson, the driving creative force behind two Billboard 200 albums and 10 Hot 100 hits, will take home the Music and Songwriter Icon Award. The Legends Award will go to The Whispers who have released 16 Billboard 200 albums and 12 Hot 100 hit songs over the span of their nearly 60 years of performing.

For more information about Black Music Honors or to purchase tickets for the live-taping event click here.

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