In honour and celebration of 2022 MLK Day, Urban One Honors threw a show themed “The Soundtrack of Black America“. The Urban One Honor show was hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Ne-Yo. And the historic event was dignified with black American stars and broadcast on TV One and Cleo TV. 

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Urban One Honor event host, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Ne-Yo.

In expressing the significance of such a historic event, Neyo said…

“Everybody is familiar with what Martin Luther King’s ultimate dream was… and that was basically, in layman’s terms, for everybody to rock together. Under this skin and whatever colour it is, we’re all one tribe. For this show to fall on this day, with that message… it just makes perfect sense. It was meant to happen this way. For me to be bestowed the honor of hosting this show, there’s not words that I can put together to say how grateful and appreciative I am.”

List of honourees at MLK Day “The Soundtrack of Black America” show.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – Lifetime Achievement.

Timbaland – Music Innovation. 

Gamble and Huff – Living Legends. 

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Inspirational Impact

Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson honoured as the Entertainment Icon. 

Special performances were given by:

Grammy award winning RnB singer, H.E.R, record producer and singer, Tank, and RnB singer, Kelly Price. Other performers were Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. The event also had D-Nice as the official Disc Jockey (DJ). 

See more photos from the event.
Award winning DJ, D-Nice
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Multiple award winning record producer, songwriter, rapper and entrepreneur, Jermaine Dupri.
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Grammy award winning gospel singer, songwriter, and producer, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
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Multiple Grammy nominated RnB artist, Tank.
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Multiple Grammy award winning RnB singer, H.E.R
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Award winning singer, songwriter and actor, Tyrese Gibson
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Actress, media personality and fashion model, Eva Marcille.
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L-R: Singer, songwriter and actors, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant of RnB group, New Edition.
Award winning gospel artist, Kelly Price.

Photo credit: G. Paras Griffin/Getty Images.

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