Mary J. Blige To Receive Entertainment Icon Honor At 2024 “Urban One Honors”


Urban One announced that GRAMMY™ and EMMY Award-winning singer, OSCAR®-nominated actress, and legendary Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige will be recognized as the Entertainment Icon Honoree at “URBAN ONE HONORS.” The two-hour “URBAN ONE HONORS: Best in Black” event premieres during on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 8p/7c, on TV One and simulcast on CLEO TV.

 “Urban One is thrilled to honor the incomparable Mary J. Blige as our 2024 Entertainment Icon. Mary’s immeasurable talent and award-winning music has shaped our culture and has had a profound impact on artists and music across all genres, but most notably the elevation of female artists in both R&B and Hip Hop across generations. She fully personifies the ”Best in Black” theme of this year’s Urban One Honors,” says Michelle L. Rice, President of TV One and CLEO TV.

Mary J. Blige holds a successful career, earning eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), an EMMY award, two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a SAG nomination.

The “URBAN ONE HONORS” will be hosted, again this year by Letoya Luckett. The event films on Saturday, January 20, at The Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA, and will premier on Sunday, February 25 at 8p/7c on TV One and CLEO TV.