Urban One Honors proudly celebrates our Icons of the Culture during the 5th annual evening of excellence.  Featuring a stellar line-up of honorees, celebrity guests, and incredible musical performances honoring legendary Black icons.  

The star-studded event hosted by dynamic R&B singer, Tank, will honor the best of the best in Black music and entertainment. Our celebration will include profiles of our 5 honorees, who will be presented with individual awards, and a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop.  Our categories include Music Innovation, Entertainment Icon, The Phoenix Honor, Lifetime Achievement, and Inspirational Impact Honors. 

In addition, the HBCU Fan Zone returns, featuring students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities who give us insight into some of the trailblazers that have paved the way for today’s top artists.  We’ll also offer exclusive access and behind the scenes moments with today’s celebrities, trendsetters and top entertainers with our fan favorite, Backstage Pass, hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett. 

Urban One Honors premieres on TV ONE on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16th, 2023. Join us as we celebrate the unmatched talent and incredible Icons of the Culture. We thrive on recognition and celebration of excellence, so let’s honor and salute our elite artists, on the next Urban One Honors!