Cathy Hughes Announces 2nd Annual Urban One Honors To Salute Missy Elliott, ‘POSE’ Star Ryan Jamaal Swain, Jamie Foxx & More+Brandy, Billy Porter & More To Attend/Perform [Photos]

Posted November 12, 2019 had the opportunity to be in the building on Tuesday (Nov. 12) as Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairwoman of Urban One, announced the honorees, performers and presenters for the second annual URBAN ONE HONORS.

The star-studded event is set to take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The two-hour telecast will air on TV One, a division of Urban One, on January 20, 2020, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

This year’s honorees include: veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Award); Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott (Music Innovation Award); Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Entertainment Icon Award); and actor/dancer and star of “Pose,” Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Award).

Performers are set to include: Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Ne-Yo; Grammy-nominated rapper Wale; Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy; R&B singer Eric Benét; gospel singer Pastor Charles Jenkins; new music artist Jac Ross; and television host Egypt Sherrod. Actor/singer and star of “Pose” Billy Porter, and the subject of Netflix’s documentary “The Black Godfather” Clarence Avant are among the show’s presenters.

Jac Ross, Ryan Jamaal Swain were in attendance at the press conference as well as Russ Parr, DJ Quick Silva and Little Bacon Bear as well as other Urban One executives.

The show will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Radio One and all it’s iconic history to date. Although, Ms. Huges could not give away much detail on how the show will celebrate the 40 years of Radio One–she did tease some special surprises.

“This will be an evening to remember,” stated Hughes. “We are extremely proud to present this showcase of talent in recognition of these exceptional men and women whose contributions “REPRESENT” our capacity to transform industries and effectuate change. I am overjoyed that we can celebrate the anniversary of Radio One with an event that honors what has been our mission of service to our community over these 40 years.”
Get into some snaps from the event below.


Check out additional shots from Urban One below.

You can purchase tickets for the Urban One Honors HERE!

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