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SILVER SPRING, MD – The 2022 Urban One Honors is doing more than honoring singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, gospel singer, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, writer/producer Timbaland and two legendary music producing teams, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff on Monday, January 17, MLK Day, on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One.
Grammy award winning record artist and songwriter NE-YO to host the award show with the theme “The Soundtrack of Black America.” This is the fourth year that Urban Honors is taking a closer look to those Black Americans who have made an impact on the music industry their
extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.
Urban Honors is honoring Hudson with its Entertainment Icon award; Timbaland will receive the Music Icon award; Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement award while Gamble and Huff will receive the Living Legend award; and Cobbs Leonard will receive the Inspirational Impact award.
Presenters for the award show include Jermaine Dupri, Marlon Wayans and Vashawn Mitchell, alongside performances by Inspirational Impact honoree Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Kelly Price and Tank. Additionally, TV & Radio Personality Eva Marcille will host a special backstage pass segment, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers and presenters. Tony McCuin serves as Director with Kim Burse on board as Musical Director.
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. 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.