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The best and brightest in black entertainment will receive special recognition next month as part of Central City Productions’ annual Black Music Honors event.
Now in its fourth year, the honorees for the 2019 ceremony include Xscape, Yolanda Adams and Freddie Jackson. The pioneering R&B quartet is set to receive the Urban Music Icon Award, while Adams snags the Gospel Music Icon Award and Jackson will also be honored, respectively.
Hosted by Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett, Black Music Honors is slated to be held on September 5 in Atlanta at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The show will then air for broadcast syndication from September 14 – October 20.
In addition, the star-studded performance lineup has also been revealed. Kelly Price, Keke Wyatt, Mali Music, 702, Le’Andria Johnson and more have been tapped for this year’s festivities.
“The vision behind the Black Music Honors is to recognize the trailblazers in African American music who have paved the way for the artists of today,” founder and executive producer Don Jackson said in a statement.
“Many of these artists have never received their much-deserved recognition,” he added.
Tickets to the ceremony will be made available to fans via Ticketmaster.
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