LL Cool J will receive the Entertainment Icon Award at the Urban One Honors at The Eastern in Atlanta on December 2.
David Mann and his wife Tamela Mann (TV One‘s “The Manns”) will receive the inspirational impact award.
The winners of the Lifetime Achievement award, Music Innovation award, and the first-ever Phoenix Honor will be announced later.
The two-hour telecast of the event, with the theme “Celebrating Icons of the Culture,” will premiere on January 16 on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One.
The televised event will be hosted by R&B singer and actor Tank.
The 5th Urban One Honors will include a performance by Keke Wyatt and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop with DJ Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa), Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh.
This year’s annual celebration will also include special appearances by Rev. Run and Lamman Rucker.
Grammy Award-winning singer and actress LeToya Luckett will host a special backstage pass segment, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers, and presenters.
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