Nashville: Black Music Honors With Harlem’s Teddy Riley, The Jackson’s And More (Photos)

On August 19, 2017, Central City Productions payed tribute to The Jacksons, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams, and Jody Watley at the Black Music Honors at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN.The Black Music Honors also included special performances by Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Karen Clark Sheard, Kid N Play, Latice Crawford, Leela James, Marvin Winans, SWV, Da Brat, Sevyn Streeter and more.


The legendary group, The Jacksons, received the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award during the star-studded television taping. Stellar Awards and Grammy® Award-winner Donnie McClurkin, received the Gospel Music Icon Award; the R&B group Guy, creators of the New Jack Swing sound, were given the R&B Soul Music Icon Award; Grammy® nominated rapper Slick Rick was presented with the Hip Hop/Rap Music Icon Award, Grammy® nominated-singer Oleta Adams received the Legends Award and Grammy® Award-winner Jody Watley was recognized with the Crossover Music Icon Award.

Rickey Smiley, television and radio personality and Grammy Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett, co-hosted the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7 p.m. (ET). For more information visit

Photo credit: 1) The Jackson. 2) Guy – Damien Hall and Teddy Riley. 3) Da Brat. 4) Carl Thomas. 5) Oleta Adams and Leela James. 6) Dr. Bobbi Jones. 7) Jody Whatley. 8) Jon Jon. 9) Kidd N Play. 10) Nicole Mullen. 11) Sevyn and Karen Streeter. 12) Montell Jordan and wife Kristin Hudson. 13) Vivian Green. 14) Tony Terry. 15) Slick Rick. 16) SWV. State Farms staff. 17) Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett. By Central City Productions.

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