On Friday, Dec. 2nd, Urban One taped the 5th annual URBAN ONE HONORS in Atlanta, Ga. The two-hour telecast will premiere on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and CLEO TV, a division of Urban One, and will be hosted by R&B singer and actor, Tank.
The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, politics, education, and the community.
Under the theme, celebrating “Icons of the Culture,” this year’s honoree class recognized an esteemed group of individuals. Honorees are Entertainment Icon Honor, two times GRAMMY and NAACP Image Award winner, LL Cool J, the first ever Phoenix Honor to award-winning entertainer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Bobby Brown, Inspirational Impact Honor, NAACP Image Award winner David Mann and his wife, GRAMMY Award winner, Tamela Mann (TV One’s “The Manns”), Lifetime Achievement Honor recipient Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and the Music Innovation Honor to thirteen times GRAMMY Award-winning Artist/Producer/Songwriter Pharrell Williams.
The 5th Urban One Honors included a performance by Keke Wyatt; and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with DJ Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa), Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh. This year’s annual celebration also included special...