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.
Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award. Other honorees Xscape,received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet group's 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm., culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, received the Hip Hop Icon Award, while songstress,Tamia, received the Soul Music Icon Award. Leon Timbo and Major. performed a special tribute in honor of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bill Withers..