GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST REGINA BELLE, THE TAMS, CASE, DAVE TOLLIVER, HESTON, HANK STEWART, TORION, NO PHEAR, TRAV WRIGHT, UNCLE REECE AND MANY OTHERS WILL PERFORM AT THE 1ST EVER STAR-STUDDED BLACK MUSIC AWARDS SHOW IN ATLANTA ON DECEMBER 1, 2013
The Black Music Association & Academy of America (BMA) proudly present the first ever “Atlanta Black Music Awards Show” on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Center Stage Theater. The BMA released their list of nominees for the 1st Black Music Awards and voting is ongoing.
The Black Music Awards promise to be an extravagant night filled with many memorable moments. The event will honor and celebrate past, present, and future icons in the music industry. The star-studded lineup of performers and presenters for the first Black Music Awards spotlights some of Atlanta’s best.
“These outstanding artists deserve recognition for their success and this event will celebrate their accomplishments,” says Shanta Hereford, president of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Black Music Association & Academy of the Arts. “Although some of our nominees are extremely popular in the entertainment world, the Black Music Awards will give many of the newer artists a stepping stone to much bigger and better things.”
One recipient in each category will hold the award title for the next year based on the voting system. The voting process includes a public involvement component and interested fans are encouraged to visit the Black Music Awards’ website HERE and click on the VOTE tab on the left side of the screen. The voting process, which is open and continues through midnight on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
Presenters for this event include WBO Boxing Champ Demetrius Andrade, Atlanta’s first Platinum Group – Brick, Mrs. Georgia US United 2012- Nancy Klausner, Kari Wells of Bravo TV’s Married to Medicine, Jazz Great Russel Blake, Harlem Globe Trotter’s Tammy Brawner, Actress Lisa Lauren Smith of BET’s Let’s Stay Together, Music Mogul Ian Burke, Music Mogul Kevin Shine, Youth Entertainment Journalist Shay’na Fields, Mrs. Bo Talley, and many others. Additionally, performers include Four-time Grammy Award-winning Artist Regina Belle, The Tams, Case, Dave Tolliver, Uncle Reece, Kelani, and many other artists will perform at the event. The 14 Karat Gold Band will serve as the House Band for the night. BET/Def Comedy Jam Comedian “Pierre” will be the evening’s host. Ms. Nickee of Diva Day International will host the red carpet.
The Red Carpet Event & VIP Reception is from 4:30-5:45 pm. The awards show kicks off at 6:00 pm sharp. Enclave Lounge, 62 Third St Atlanta GA will host the After Party; as well as the Pre-Party events on Friday and Saturday night. Award show honorees include Atlanta Icons’ The Tams and Organized Noize; Black Music Hall of Fame recipient “Regina Belle”; Janice Mathis, Leadership Award; Brick and Eric ‘Wabejon’ Miller –Living Legend Award; Tony ‘G Boy’ Gordon – Atlanta Icon Award. Mr. Joe Beasley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.