ATLANTA, GA (CelebrityAccess) — Jermaine Dupri, Rhyon Brown and Cameo were among the musical artists honored at the 28th annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, which aired on Sunday.
The annual awards show, which recognizes African-American achievements and contributions took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 20, with actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash serving as hosts.
Honorees for the night include record producer and hip-hop legend Jermaine Dupri, who was presented with The Music Innovation Award and Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial brands who recently acquired Essence Communications, who was presented with the Entrepreneur Award.
Other award recipients included activist and National Co-Chair of the Women’s March Tamika Mallory was presented with the Impact Awards and 13-year-old activist and author Marley Dias, who created the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, was presented with the Trailblazer Awards.
Legendary American soul-influenced funk group Cameo, best known for their hits “Word Up” and “Candy” received The Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year marks the first for the Trumpet Awards since the organization was acquired by Bounce, the African-American focused cable network. Bounce carried the broadcast of the Trumpet Awards on February 11 and reported double-digit ratings increases for the awards show across all of their key demographics.
The premiere of the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards was up +43% over last year’s telecast, delivering over half a million total viewers (546K), and also posted significant double-digit gains of +38% in Households (398K), +60% in the delivery of Adults 18-49 (215K) and +27% in A25-54 (237K), according to data released by Bounce.