Urban One Honors 2022: Soundtrack of Black America
Urban One announced Oscar and Grammy Award-winning singer H.E.R. would open this year's URBAN ONE HONORS with an explosive performance. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Ne-Yo, the two-hour telecast premieres on Monday, January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT T.V. One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One.
H.E.R. joins the previously announced lineup of performances by Inspiration honoree Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Kelly Price, Tyrese, Tank, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant with a special set by D-Nice. Additionally, the night will commemorate legendary individuals and, Jermaine Dupri, Marlon Wayans, and Vashawn Mitchell are to present. The honorees are as follows; Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Lifetime Achievement; Timbaland, Music Innovation; Gamble and Huff, Living Legends; Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Inspiration Impact; and Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson, Entertainment Icon round out the superstar group of honorees for the annual showcase.
Wireless provider T-Mobile, America's 5G leader with the largest, fastest, and most reliable 5G network serves as Presenting Sponsor of the celebration.
"At T-Mobile, we champion diversity by supporting Black innovators and elevating Black history year-round," said Clint Odom, T-Mobile V.P. 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." In addition, T.V. & Radio Personality Eva Marcille will host a special backstage pass segment featuring exclusive interviews with the show's honorees, performers, and presenters.
URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by T.V. One and Radio One's Washington D.C. market's cluster of radio stations: Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9, Praise 104.1, WOL 1450, Spirit 1340, and The Team 980 and 95.9. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.
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 T.V. One.