Cathy Hughes & Chris Tucker Co-Host Annual Urban One Honors: Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Chance The Rapper, Wale Attend

Cathy Hughes And Chris Tucker Co-Host Star-Studded Annual Urban One Honors

The annual URBAN ONE HONORS event will premiere on Monday, January 20 – the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – at 8 P.M./7C on TV One. Co-hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker, the star-studded event celebrates the 40-year legacy of Radio One and honors some of the biggest names in film, television and music.

Urban One Entertainment Icon Honoree Jamie Foxx at the URBAN ONE HONORS

This year’s honorees include:

  • Veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Honor)
  • Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott(Music Innovation Honor)
  • Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx(Entertainment Icon Honor)
  • Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper(Represent Change Honor)
  • Actor/Dancer and star of “Pose,” Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Honor)


Urban One Represent Change Honoree Chance The Rapper at the URBAN ONE HONORS

Special recognitions for the evening include executive legend Clarence “The Black Godfather” Avant(Represent Opportunity), civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton (Represent Leadership) and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter(Represent Excellence).

Lil’ Kim, Corinne Foxx, Aaron Walton, Billy Porter and Clarence Avant are among the show’s presenters.

Lil’ Kim at the URBAN ONE HONORS

The event also features riveting performances from Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy, Grammy-nominated rapper Wale, new artist Jac Ross, Pastor Charles Jenkins, along with a special musical tribute to the late, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, James Ingram, by Ne-Yo, Eric Benét, Chanté Moore and Al B. Sure! 
Special appearances by Alfred Liggins, III, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, entrepreneur and TV personality Ray J, rapper/radio host Da Brat and Reach Media/Radio One personalities Willie Moore, Jr. and Dyana Williams round out the show.
Authored by: Gregory Molette