The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating and honoring history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals.
Nia Long and Terrence J hosted the black-tie ceremony, which was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, last week Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and will world premiere on Bounce TV tomorrow night, Friday, Jan. 29 at 9pm (ET).
A tribute to Salt-N-Pepa kicks off the show in celebration of their 30-year anniversary in hip-hop. The tribute includes a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa, who performs their smash hit “Push It,” as well as appearances by rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Monie Love.
Two extraordinary performances of the evening include a soul-stirring rendition of the Adele hit single “Hello” by singer-songwriter Joe, as well as a performance by R&B and jazz singer Andra Day, who sings “America the Beautiful” during a very special tribute to all 18 African American Women of the United States Congress honored with the prestigious “Political Leadership Award.”
One of the biggest highlights of the evening is the honoring of comedian and actor George Wallace with the “Legend Award,” and a very special appearance and tribute by actress and comedian Mo’Nique.
Other stand-out performers, presenters and special guests at this year’s milestone show include two of the stars of Bounce TV’s upcoming and much-anticipated original new 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 sing new original songs from the forthcoming “Saints & Sinners” series soundtrack; Raheem DeVaughn; actors Regina Hall; Michael Ealy; Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; R&B recording artist Al B. Sure and journalist Ed Gordon.
For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers, and information about The Trumpet Awards Foundation, visit www.trumpetfoundation.org.
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