Bounce TV To Air Trumpet Awards
The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating and honoring history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals, will have their world premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET.
Actress Nia Long (The Best Man, ABC’s Uncle Buck) and Terrence J (Think Like A Man Too, The Perfect Match) hosted the black-tie ceremony, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Jan. 23.
Kicking-off the show was a special tribute to the Grammy-winning Salt-N-Pepa, in celebration of their 30-year anniversary in hip-hop. The tribute included a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa, who took the stage to perform their hit Push It, as well as featured appearances by rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Monie Love.
Also performing were Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joe, and R&B and jazz singer Andra Day, who sang America the Beautiful which she sang during a tribute to all 18 African American women of the United States Congress who were honored with the Political Leadership Award.
Comedian and actor George Wallace was honored with the Legend Award, and the night featured an appearance and tribute by Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique.
Other performers, presenters and special guests at this year’s show included two of the stars of Bounce TV’s upcoming original drama series Saints & Sinners, Clifton Powell and Christian Keyes; R&B singer-songwriter Vivian Green; Kelly Price and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon, both of whom sang new original songs from the forthcoming Saints & Sinners soundtrack; Raheem DeVaughn; actors Regina Hall; Michael Ealy; Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; R&B recording artist Al B. Sure and journalist Ed Gordon.