Missy Elliott is one of the honorees at this year’s Black Music Honors. She’ll be recognized for her contributions to both African American culture and music alongside fellow guests of honor SWV, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jeffrey Osborne and The Hawkins Family.
“Black music is the heartbeat of our culture, and the honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors represent the soul of American music,” founder and executive producer Don Jackson said in a statement, per Billboard. “We pay homage to the musical innovators who have paved the way for future generations. Our tribute performances not only celebrate the honorees of yesterday, but also showcase the influence and impact of their iconic sounds and styles on today’s artists with a beautiful symbiosis of past and present.”
The 2023 Black Music Honors, hosted by Letoya Luckett and DeRay Davis, will take place May 19 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. It will air June 3 on the Stellar Network and from June 10-July 2 in national broadcast syndication. The show will also air June 19 on Bounce TV.
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