Urban One Honors is upon us. This award show is set to be scheduled to premiere on Monday, January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One. With many awardees and performers Urban One recruited Oscar and Grammy Award-winning singer H.E.R. as the headline performer. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Ne- Yo, the two-hour telecast premieres Monday, January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One.
Alongside H.E.R you can expect to see performances from Inspiration honorees Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Kelly Price, Tyrese, Tank, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant with a special set by D-Nice. Hitmaker Jermaine Dupri, Marlon Wayans and Vashawn Mitchell are set to be announcers at this years Honors. As it an iconic lineup of special guests, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award as Timbaland will receive the Music Innovation award, and Gamble and Huff, will receive the Living Legends award. Among the others awardees are Tasha Cobbs Leonard who will be receiving the Inspiration Impact award and Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson will be awarded the Entertainment Icon award.
As mentioned previously, Three time Grammy Award Winning artist Ne-Yo will be the host of the 2022 Urban Honors awards. During a press conference he mentioned how humble and honored he was to be this year’s host, seeing as how this is his it’s me ever hosting a major event of such. With him working on a new up and coming album, he said he is excited for “the future of R&B” with acts such as H.E.R., Lucky Daye and Yung Bleu leading the way.
T-Mobile, America’s 5G leader with the largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network, serves as the Presenting Sponsor of the celebration. Below is a direct statement from T-Mobile on their involvement with the ceremony.
“At T-Mobile, we champion diversity by supporting Black innovators and elevating Black history year-round,” said Clint Odom, T-Mobile VP of Strategic Alliances and External Affairs. “We’re thrilled to celebrate Dr. King with Urban One Honors by honoring the music, the magic and the soundtrack of Black America.”
Model and TV personality Eva Marcille will be the special guest host of the backstage pass segment. Featuring exclusive interviews with the show's honorees, performers and presenters it will be a site to see no doubt. As the URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One's Washington D.C. market's cluster of infamous radio stations, they are bridging the gap between entertainment and service by shedding light on those that have impacted the masses.
URBAN ONE HONORS is Executive Produced by Eric Tomosunas and Robert A. Boyd, II of Swirl Films. Marilyn Gill is the show's Executive Producer. Kim Burse serves as Musical Director. Kashon Powell is the Vice President of Programming for Radio One and Susan Henry is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL TEASE FOR THE 2022 URBAN ONE HONORS below.
URBAN ONE HONORS SHOW TALENT