2023 Black Music Honors Airing Until July 2nd


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Celebrity Elegance Meets Musical Brilliance: Black Music Honors

ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson

May 19th was a night of unparalleled glamor and style at the 8th Annual Black Music Honors television taping, held at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. The blue carpet held a vibrant display of fashion, from captivating hair looks to chic and sophisticated ensembles. An impressive list of performers and fashion icons included celebrities like Lil Mo’, Tweet, Queen Naija, Robin Thicke, Kash Doll, LaTavia Roberson, and more who added their own touch of elegance to the event.

The evening was a celebration of music legends and their incredible contributions to the American music landscape. Jeffrey Osborne received the prestigious Legends Award, while Evelyn “Champagne” King was honored as the R&B Music Icon and gospel trailblazer.

The Hawkins Family received the Gospel Music Icon, and they recognized the talented group SWV as the Urban Music Icon. Of course, the groundbreaking Missy Elliott was rightfully crowned the Music Innovator Icon. In addition, the late Bobby Caldwell was also given a heartfelt tribute, commemorating his remarkable 25-year career.

The stage also premiered a host of unforgettable performances by an array of extraordinary artists, as well as a surprise tribute by DaBrat. These performances included the soul-stirring vocals of Anthony Hamilton featuring The Ton3s; the electrifying presence of LaTocha Scott of Xscape; and captivating performances by Elle Varner, Sheléa, Tina Campbell, Beverly Crawford, Kelontae Gavin, Zacardi Cortez, Raheem DeVaughn, Kenny Lattimore, Tweet, Nicole Wray, Sevyn Streeter, and many more. The night was a testament to the immense talent within the Black music community, and we at ENSPIRE are looking forward to more celebrations like this to come in the future. 

The highly-anticipated debut of this year’s BMH awards will occur during Black Music Month. The celebration was first aired on the Stellar Network on June 3 for the first broadcasting, followed by national broadcast syndication from June 10 to July 2. There was also a special airing on Bounce TV on June 19 to celebrate Juneteenth. Air dates can be found here.

The 8th Annual Black Music Honors were proudly presented by Procter and Gamble and made possible with the generous support of sponsors such as AT&T, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, Verizon, and Walmart. The show effectively served as a captivating tribute to the timeless impact of Black music.

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