Musical icons Stephanie Mills and Whodini to be honored

Both will be honored at the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors show.

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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 event will be hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and actress LeToya Luckett.

Mills will receive the Legends Award, honoring her a music and acting career which has spanned more than four decades. Brooklyn-based rap group, Whodini, will be presented the Hip Hop Icon Award for their musical contributions.

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 will perform at the 2018 Black Music Honors, which will take place at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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

Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide.

Proceeds from the 2018 Black Music Honors will benefit the 2019 opening of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville.

The 3rd Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.

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