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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 20: LeToya Luckett arrives at the 2024 Urban One Honors: Best In Black at Coca-Cola Roxy on January 20, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joi Stokes/WireImage)

Celebrating Excellence: A Recap of the 2024 Urban One Honors

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 20: Donald Lawrence attends The 6th Annual URBAN ONE HONORS: Best In Black presented by TV One at Coca Cola Roxy on January 20, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Image via Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One

The stars aligned in Atlanta at the Coca-Cola Roxy on January 20, 2024, for the highly anticipated 2024 Urban One Honors. This year’s theme, ‘Best in Black,’ set the stage for an unforgettable evening honoring some of the biggest names in Black Hollywood. From a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognizing the next generation of talent, the Urban One Honors celebrated Black excellence in arts, media, music, and the community.

The 2024 Best In Black Honorees were a stellar lineup of influential individuals who have left an indelible mark on their respective fields:

The legendary Dionne Warwick was recognized for a lifetime of remarkable achievements. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Warwick’s impact on the music industry is immeasurable.

Chlöe, representing the next generation of talent, was celebrated for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Her presence on the stage signifies the promising future of Black excellence.

Honored as a Living Legend, Frankie Beverly brought his timeless contributions to the forefront. His enduring legacy in music continues to inspire and influence artists across generations.

Donald Lawrence, acclaimed for his Inspirational Impact, was acknowledged for his music’s significant influence on the industry and the community. His inspirational tunes resonate far beyond the stage.

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The prestigious Entertainment Icon Honoree, Mary J. Blige, received recognition for her Grammy and Emmy Award-winning career. Her impact on R&B and Hip Hop, especially in elevating female artists, has been iconic.

The star-studded lineup of performers and presenters added an extra layer of excitement to the Urban One Honors. Teyana TaylorBebe WinansDamon LittleAngie StoneOctober London, and a special reunion featuring KeKe WyattChanté Moore, and Nicci Gilbert from the cast of R&B Divas promised an evening filled with unforgettable performances.

Hosted by GRAMMY™ Award-winning singer and actress LeToya Luckett, the “Backstage Pass” provided exclusive interviews with honorees, performers, and presenters, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the event.

Urban One Honors would not have been possible without the support of sponsors such as Ally, P&G, Rocket Mortgage, Subaru, Turbo Tax, Walt Disney Theme Parks, and Walmart. Their contribution highlights the significance of this celebration of Black excellence.

The 2024 Urban One Honors also marked the official kickoff celebration for TV One’s 20th Anniversary. Throughout the year, viewers can expect special programming, retrospectives, behind-the-scenes content, and commemorative events, showcasing the network’s commitment to delivering exceptional content and connecting with its audience.

The purple carpet arrivals of the honorees, performers, and more at TV One’s Urban One Honors set the tone for a night filled with glamour, talent, and celebration. Don’t miss the premiere on TV ONE on Sunday, February 25, at 8/7 CST, as we continue to honor and celebrate the legacy of Black excellence in the entertainment industry.


Fharnell M.