En Vogue, Deborah Cox, Fred Hammond, and the National Museum of African American Music will all be recognized this month at the 2020 Black Music Honors.
The chart-topping members of En Vogue — Rhona Bennett, Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron — will receive the Urban Music Icon Award for their three decades in the industry.
Award-winning singer, actress and Broadway star Deborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Award. Grammy winner Fred Hammond will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award. The Legacy Award will go to the National Museum of African American Music.
Rickey Smiley returns as host of the two-hour special, which honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to African-American culture.
The show’s founder and executive producer Don Jackson said in a press release, “I am extremely excited about our 5th 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 this year 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 in national syndication from Nov. 21 through Dec. 13, and can also be seen on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12PM (EST) on Bounce TV. For more information go to www.blackmusichonors.com.
Watch the preview below.