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The

2022 Detroit Black 
Music Awards

The Detroit Black Music Award Foundation Proudly presents the 14th Annual Detroit Black Music Awards. This year’s theme is “ All White “ as we share some of the best of the best in Metro Detroit.  The 14th Annual Detroit Black Music Awards ceremony is about commemorating Metro Detroit artists with a trophy and paying homage to the many talented musicians and entertainers while they're still alive to their roses. The event is held once a year in August. This year's event is held on August 7th. Established in 2009, the Detroit Black Music Awards will honor those within the category in which they were nominated and honor Luminaries with a lifetime achievement award and with a special tribute award.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Diane Mathis ….Female Vocalist

Gerard Gibbs…. Jazz Artist

Kevin Carter……Guitarist

Terry Washington….Bassist

Jackie C……Blues Artist

Entertainer of the Year… Nina Simone Neal

Club Celebrity… Best Jam club

Obie King/Karl Reed tied for R&B Male

Photos Credit: Lo Williams - Writer, Director, Producer, and Da Funny Photographer 

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2021 Detroit Black 
Music Awards

Photos by Andrea LB

2020 Detroit Hot Radio
Award Showcase

Photos by Anonymous 

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2019 Detroit Black
Music Awards

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Photos by Andrea LB

2019 Hall Of Fame Ceremony & Red Carpet Event - Charles Wright African American Museum

Photos by Andrea LB

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2018 Detroit Black Music Awards

August 5, 2018

Published by Andrea Butler (LB)

Photos by Andrea Butler (LB)

Here You'll see honorees and supporters as they make their way into the Charles Wright African American Museum for the 10th Annual Detroit Black Music Awards. To give us an astonishing show this year's signature band included the Funk Bros. "Robert Jones" the dynamic " Mark Gulliory" on drums, the phenomenal "Derrick Bartel" on guitar and last but not least the man that kept it all together none of than bassist "Chuck Styles." Each honoree is chosen by nominations within each category presented by The Detroit Black Music Awards founder, Misty Love. And then voted by the public. 

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Photos by Andrea LB

Winners of the 2018 Detroit Black Music Awards

 

1. MAY MAY BELL....R&B Female Vocalist 
2. YUNG SOUJA....Hip Hop/ Rap Artist
3. SPECIAL ANOINTING ..... Gospel
4. VECHI' NANCE.....Best New Artist
5. JEROME CLARK.... Jazz Artist
6. ELIZA NEALS.....Blues Artist
7. PHASE 5.....Best Live Performance 
8. JARAY.....R&B Male (a tie)
9. DENISE DAVIS....Entertainer of the Year

2018 Hall Of Fame Ceremony & Red Carpet Event - Charles Wright African American Museum

June 3, 2018

Published by Andrea Butler (LB)

Photos by Andrea Butler (LB)

Here You'll see honorees and supporters as they make their way onto the red carpet as they enter into the Charles Wright African American Museum.

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As announced, some of those among the 2018 honorees were Same & Dave, The Drifters, The Chi-Lites and late Detroit jazz man Marcus Belgrave. Aretha Franklin as also presented with the Icon Award.

Here is the full list of the 2018 nominees:

Barry White

Berry Gordy

Billy Paul

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Ken "The Master Blaster" Bell

Gamble & Huff

George Clinton

Michael Jackson

Janet Jackson

Jerry Lee Lewis

Keith Sweat

Mary J. Blige

Little Anthony & The Imperials

Motown Records

Nat King Cole

Patti LaBelle

Peabo Bryson

Peaches & Herb

Richard"Popcord" Wylie

Oprah Winfrey

Sam & Dave

Stephanie Mills

Clay McMurray

The Dells

The Drifters

The Chi-Lites

The Elgins

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2017 Detroit Black Music Awards - Charles Wright African American Museum

Photos by Anonymous 

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2017 WDHR

Ken Bell Tribute

Photos by Andrea LB

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2017
Detroit Hot Radio Music Awards - Showcase

Photos by Andrea LB