|This year the annual Urban One Awards show will air January 20th, Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on TV One. This year’s event will be Co-hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker. This star-studded event celebrates the 40-year legacy of Radio One and honors some of the biggest names in film, television, and music.|
Special recognition for the evening includes executive legend Clarence “The Black Godfather” Avant (Represent Opportunity), civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton (Represent Leadership) and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter (Represent Excellence). Lil’ Kim, Corinne Foxx, Aaron Walton, Billy Porter, and Clarence Avant are among the show’s presenters.
|The event also features riveting performances from Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy, Grammy-nominated rapper Wale, new artist Jac Ross, Pastor Charles Jenkins, along with a special musical tribute to the late, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, James Ingram, by Ne-Yo, Eric Benét, Chanté Moore and Al B. Sure! Special appearances by Alfred Liggins, III, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, entrepreneur and TV personality Ray J, rapper/radio host Da Brat and Reach Media/Radio One personalities Willie Moore, Jr. and Dyana Williams round out the show.|