Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Stephanie Mills and renowned hip-hop group Whodini have been added to the dynamic list of honorees for the 2018 Black Music Honors. The highly anticipated evening, hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett, will celebrate the artistry of the music industry’s most revered icons.
Mills will receive the Legends Award, honoring her illustrious music and acting career spanning more than four decades. The Brooklyn-based rap group, Whodini, will be presented the Hip Hop Icon Award for their musical contributions. Both will join an impressive list of previously announced honorees, which can be viewed here.
The celebratory night will also feature exciting performances by Keyshia Cole, Raheem DeVaughn, Next, Young Buck, Yo-Yo, Ruben Studdard, Jade Novah, Demetria McKinney, V. Bozeman, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Monie Love, Kierra Sheard, and Jonathan McReynolds.
The annual two-hour television special taping will broadcast in national syndication from Sept. 8-30, 2018 and will air on Bounce TV Sept. 28, 2018. 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 to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.