Black Music Honorees
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BeBe & CeCe Winans

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history.Benjamin, "BeBe" Winans, the six-time Grammy Award winner, is the seventh child and youngest male of the the Detroit based first family of gospel music.

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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown began his music career as the founding member of the R&B group New Edition. The group's hits included Candy Girl, Cool It Now, and Mr. Telephone Man. Bobby released his first solo album, King of Stage, in 1986. In 1988, Brown's next album, Don't Be Cruel rocketed him to super stardom! The album sold over 8,000,000 copies and had five top charted songs on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles. The album's success landed him two slots on the Ghostbusters II soundtrack and a cameo in the movie in 1989. And in 1990, his song Every Little Step won the Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance.

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Whodini

LegendaryBrooklyn bornrap group Whodini rose to fame in the 80’s withhip hops first double platinum albumEscape. This album featuredfivechart toppingsingles, Friends/Five Minutes of Funk, Big Mouth, Escapeand Freaks Come out at Night. The rapper JalilHutchins and John “Ecstasy” Fletcherwere partof the original artistssigned to Jive Recordsand managed by Russell Simmons.

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Dallas Austin

Grammy award-winning hit-maker Dallas Austin, whose creativity and innovative style have consistently shaped the sound of today's Pop and R&B music worldwide since the early 90s. Austin has produced more than 50 hit singles which have debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 list with 17 songs spending numerous weeks in the Top 10 list. He has had multiple Billboard number one hits.

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Faith Evans

Faith Renée Evans is a multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. Faith is also a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, a TV executive producer and most importantly — a mother. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith has a little something for everyone. Through what has been an equally rewarding and trying career, ask her how she’s come this far and she’ll simply reply, “FAITH.”

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Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and Broadway stage actress. Mills rose to notable success as "Dorothy" in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. The song “Home” from the show later became a number one R&B hit for Mills. During the 1980s, Mills scored five number one R&B hits, including "Home", “I Have Learned To Respect The Power of Love”, “I Feel Good All Over”, “You’re Puttin’ A Rush On Me”, and "Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)”. Mills' won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her song “Never Knew Love Like This Before” in 1981

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