The 6th Annual “Black Music Honors Special” Celebrates Legendary Music Icons


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) An Annual Two-hour Event that Acknowledges the Legendary African American Artists who have Influenced Black Culture

ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson

The 6th Annual Black Music Honors kicked off in key markets such as New York on June 5, 2021, and Baltimore on June 6, 2021. Hosted by Loni Love, Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, comedienne, and author – this year’s presentation will celebrate Black Music Month and commemorate Juneteenth, airing on Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 PM ET on Bounce TV.

The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors includes multiple Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legend Angie Stone tapped to receive the Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ginuwine will receive the Urban Music Icon Award, multiple Stellar Award-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award, and Grammy® Award-winning jazz virtuoso, Ramsey Lewis will receive the Legends Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.

Performers include Cece Winans, Montell Jordan, Jacquees, After 7, Syleena Johnson, Pleasure P, Stokley, Avery Sunshine, J. Moss, Q Parker, Bahamadia, Chrisette Michele, Jac Ross, Mumu Fresh, Kevin Ross, Theresa Tha Songbird, and Zacardi Cortez. Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love will host the star-studded two-hour special which will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.

In addition to New York and Baltimore, air dates and times for the 2021 Black Music Honors will be aired in the following cities:

Columbia, SC – 6/5/21 @ 8pm on WLTX
Little Rock – 6/6/21 @2pm on KASN
Los Angeles – 6/19/21 @ 10am on KABC
Memphis – 6/19/21 @11am on WATN
Philadelphia – 6/19/21 @ 2pm on WPSG
Detroit – 6/19/21 @ 3pm on WKBD
Atlanta – 6/19/21 @ 4pm on WATL
Houston – 6/19/21 @ 7pm on KIAH
Chicago – 6/20/21 @ 7pm on WGN

Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and hosted by Loni Love. For more information, visit Black Music Honors.