Warwick, Chlöe, Beverly, and Lawrence shine at the 2024 Urban One Honors

Celebrating Icons: Urban One Honors 2024

Dionne Warwick, Chloé Bailey, Frankie Beverly, and Donald Lawrence are set to be honored at the 2024 Urban One Honors.
The event is scheduled to be taped on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Coca Cola Roxy in Atlanta.

Dionne Warwick: A Lifetime Achievement

Dionne Warwick, an iconic figure in the music industry, will be recognized as the lifetime achievement honoree at the Urban One Honors.

At 83, Warwick’s enduring impact on music was further acknowledged when she received the Kennedy Center Honors and a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2019.

Chloé Bailey: Generation Next Honoree

Chloé Bailey, at the age of 25, is set to be honored as the generation next recipient. Known for her talent as part of Chloe X Halle, Bailey has garnered five Grammy nominations, including best new artist, showcasing her significant contribution to the contemporary music scene.

Frankie Beverly: Living Legend Recognition

Frankie Beverly, the leader of Frankie Beverly & Maze, will be celebrated as a living legend. Despite not receiving a Grammy nomination, the group received a BET lifetime achievement award in 2012, highlighting Beverly’s enduring influence on the music industry.

Donald Lawrence: Inspirational Impact

Donald Lawrence, a Grammy winner for best traditional gospel album in 2008, is acknowledged for his inspirational impact on music. Lawrence’s contributions have left a lasting imprint, earning him a well-deserved place among the honorees.

Musical Resonance and Legacy

Both Dionne Warwick and Frankie Beverly have experienced the revival of their classic hits in recent times.

Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” featuring Warwick’s 1964 hit “Walk on By” topped the Billboard Hot 100, while Beyoncé covered Beverly’s 1981 hit with Maze, “Before I Let Go,” in 2019.

These instances reflect the timeless appeal of their musical legacies.

A Commemorative Event: Urban One Honors 2024

The Urban One Honors not only pays tribute to these musical icons but also serves as the official kickoff celebration for TV One’s 20th Anniversary.

Michelle Rice, president of TV One and CLEO TV, expressed excitement about the event, emphasizing its role in recognizing the profound impact of these honorees on both music and culture across generations.

TV One’s Milestone Celebration

The 2024 Urban One Honors marks the beginning of TV One’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Throughout the year, the network plans to showcase special programming, including retrospectives, behind-the-scenes content, and a series of commemorative events, offering viewers a chance to delve into the rich history of TV One.

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