Recap Exclusive: Black Music Honors 2024 honorees, Johnny Gill, Bootsy Collins, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & More


The 9th annual Black Music Honors was an extravaganza of music excellence celebrating revolutionary artists and musicians who have impacted African-American Music over the years. 

The annual event was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA on Saturday (May 18), and was hosted by the celebrity artists LaToya Luckett and DeRay Davis. 

Produced by trailblazing African-American-owned television programming, production, sales, and distribution company, Central City Productions, the show was nothing short of spectacular. 

ThisIsRnB was on location and had the distinct honor and pleasure of speaking with the esteemed honorees; Icon Johny Gill, Living Legend Bootsy Collins, and Grammy-winning gospel great, Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Revered honorees also included Patrice Rushen and McLyte for their illustrious careers and contributions to the music industry.

Icon Johnny Gill

Living Legend Bootsy Collins

Grammy-winning Bishop Hezekiah Walker

Incredible Honorees Patrice Rushen and  Mc Lyte

Outstanding performances for the evening included; BLK Odyssey, Chante Moore, Carl Thoms, Dave Hollister, Ricky Dillard, Syleena Johnson, Tone Stith, Shaunice, MoNeon Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, and more.

In addition to their incredible performances, artists Tone Stith, After 7 and Shaunice delivered along with J. Brown, Mali Music, NEXT,  and breakout gospel singer JoeL Barnes shared their thoughts with ThisIsRnB on the significance of the Black Music Honor Awards, current projects, and so much more. Be sure to watch all of our exclusive interviews below. 

Charismatic Tone Stith

‘The Art Of Making Love” Man, J. Brown

Beautiful and Charming Shaunice, and we sure ‘love her smile

What a Spirit! Mali Music

‘Ready or Not” we got After 7

R&B Crooners NEXT

Solo artist JoeL Barnes breakout from Gospel group Maveric City Music

If you missed the original broadcast, you can catch rebroadcasts of The 9th annual Black Music Honors on the Stellar Network and Bounce TV in national syndication from June 8-30 during Black Music Month. 



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