Bounce Trumpet Awards scores big with audiences

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds.

Erica Ash and Larenz Tate host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, GA

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards was a big hit Sunday night, Feb. 11, racking up huge viewership gains and strong double-digit increases in the delivery of all key demos vs. last year’s telecast.

Actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash hosted the event which honored Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Rhyon Brown. Performers and presenters included Ludacris, CeeLo Green, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow, Keke Wyatt, Arrested Development, Anthony Hamilton, V. Bozeman, Miche’le and many more.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe.

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