Black Music Honors 2024 Celebrated Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Hezekiah Walker, Bootsy Collins

Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Hezekiah Walker, Bootsy Collins were celebrated at the 2024 Black Music Honors. (Credit: Getty Images for Black Music Honors)

Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Bootsy Collins, and Hezekiah Walker were the toast of the 2024 Black Music Honors.

R&B singer Gill; jazz pianist and R&B singer Rushen; funk music pioneer Collins; and gospel artist Walker were all honored for their achievements and contributions to Black music.

The annual event took place over the weekend at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, with rap pioneer, actress and awards show announcer MC Lyte receiving a surprise award.

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Honoree/rapper MC Lyte attends 9th Annual Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on May 18, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)
MC Lyte (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Singer and actress LeToya Luckett hosted the ceremony alongside actor and comedian DeRay Davis.

Also attending the show were Ceelo Green, MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michele, Next, Mr. Talkbox, J. Brown, After 7, Jekalyn Carr, Mali Music, Ruben Studdard, Kim Burrell, BLK ODYSSY, Donald Lawrence, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Ricky Dillard, MonoNeon, Shanice, The Chi (Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister & Syleena Johnson), Tone Stith, and David and Tamela Mann.

The 9th Annual Black Music Honors telecast was executive produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as producer. Michael A. Johnson produced and directed the show.

Ruben Studdard attends 9th Annual Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on May 18, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)
Ruben Studdard (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

The televised special is scheduled to air on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 1 at 8pm EST, with a rebroadcast at 10pm EST and air in national broadcast syndication June 8 – June 30 in tribute to Black Music Month.

The show will also be broadcast on Bounce TV Wednesday, June 19th (Juneteenth) at 9pm EST.

Jakima Dyson, Kameelah Williams, LeMisha Grinstead, Leanne "Lelee" Lyons and Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George attend 9th Annual Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on May 18, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors)
(L-R) Jakima Dyson, Kameelah Williams, LeMisha Grinstead, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George (Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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