Urban One, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Radio One

Urban One, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Radio One

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo Credit: Urban One, Inc

A surprise performance by Grammy Award-winning icon Anita Baker and a heartfelt tribute to the late singer/songwriter James Ingram were some of the highlights as some of the biggest names in film, television, and music gathered for a star-studded affair at the annual Urban One Honors.

Hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker, the prestigious event celebrated the 40-year legacy of Radio One.

Honored was veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone, who received a Lifetime Achievement accolade, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott was presented with a Music Innovation award by rapper Lil' Kim's which brought Elliott to tears and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx was presented with the Entertainment Icon by his daughter, fellow actress Corinne Foxx. Other honorees included Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper who received the Represent Change Honor and actor/dancer and star of "Pose," Ryan Jamaal Swain who received the Represent Pride Honor. Executive legend Clarence Avant, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter all received special honors.

The will air on January 20, 2020, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, at 8P.M./7C on TV One.

Billy Porter_Hughes_Chris Tucker_Michelle Rice_Hero Photo
Cathy Hughes
Jamie Foxx honored
Jamie Foxx
Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Da Brat (left)
Neyo performs
Ryan Jamaal Swain and Billy Porter (right)
Lil Kim