Beyoncé To Be Honored At The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame
Amongst the honorees are Beyoncé (Mainstream Female), Usher (Mainstream Male), Missy Elliot (Hip Hop Female), Outkast (Hip Hop Male), Michael Jackson (Legacy Artists), Sean Love Combs (Mainstream Mogul), Shirley Caesar (Gospel Female), and Kirk Franklin (Gospel Male).
The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame was announced back in February along with its chosen foundational inductees, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding, and was designed “to honor iconic individuals and organizations that have impacted Black culture and community alongside those who continue to lead us into the future,” in time for Black Music Month in June.
It’s being installed in the historic downtown Atlanta area on the sidewalks of Martin Luther King Jr. and Northside and will be unveiled at a formal induction ceremony on June 17.
“Our first round of inductees includes many of my colleagues, and I am excited to celebrate their vast contributions to the preservation of Black Music and Entertainment,” stated one of GEC’s founders, Catherine Brewton. “The BMEWOF crown jewel of excellence emblems— designed by renowned artist D.L. Warfield and created in collaboration with sculptor and historian Ed Dwight—will be housed in front of the Mercedes Benz Dome, one of Atlanta’s most historic landmarks.”