2018 Black Music Honors Celebrates Aretha Franklin Music and Legacy

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2018 Black Music Honors

The 2018 Black Music Honors recognized the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin; during the award show taping on Thursday, August 16. Hosted by 2017 Marconi Award Winner Rickey Smiley; and also singer/actress LeToya Luckett; the annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year’s honorees were: Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Bebe & Cece Winans, Whodini, Stephanie Mills and Dallas Austin.

2018 Black Music Honors Celebrates Aretha Franklin Music and Legacy

2018 Black Music Honors





The night included performances by: Bell Biv Devoe, Next, Jade Novah, Kierra Sheard; Tasha Page-Lockhart, V. Bozeman, Demetria McKinney; DJ Mell Starr, Sammie, Donnie McClurkin, Sammie; Yo-Yo, Koryn Hawthorne, Rhyon Brown, Raheem DeVaughn; Regina Belle, Paris Bennett, Syleena Johnson, Angela Winbush; Jonathan McReynolds, Monie Love; Ruben Studdard and Doug E. Fresh. Additional VIP’s in attendance included Shiggy, Kyla Jade, Stevie J and more.

2018 Black Music Honors

Proceeds from the 2018 Black Music Honors will benefit the 2019 opening of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville. NMAAM’s mission is three-fold. To educate the world, preserve the legacy; and also celebrate the central role that African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.

Nevertheless, many wonderful brands helped to make this year’s event a complete and total success. Event sponsors include AT&T, McDonald’s, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and Chevrolet. With State Farm also being a title sponsor.

2018 Black Music Honors

Furthermore, the annual two-hour television special taping will broadcast in national syndication from Sept. 8-30, 2018. Additionally, it will  air on Bounce TV on Sept. 28, 2018.

Moreover, for more information on Black Music Honors visit www.blackmusichonors.com. Connect with Black Music Honors on social media @blackmusichonors, #BMH2018 and #BlackMusicMatters.

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