Cathy Hughes To Be Inducted Into The Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame
She'll Also Receive The Music Living Legends Award
August 8, 2016 at 12:03 PM (PT)
The RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC HALL OF FAME has announced that RADIO ONE Founder/Chairperson CATHY HUGHES has been named as one of its 2016 HALL OF FAME inductees and will receive the MUSIC LIVING LEGENDS AWARD. The double honor will be bestowed on her at the 4TH ANNUAL RHYTHM & BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY AND CONCERT on SUNDAY AUGUST 21st. The event will take place at the FORD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE in DETROIT.
RHYTHM & BLUES HALL OF FAME FOUNDER/CEO LAMONT ROBINSON said, “It is going to be an honor to enshrine MS. CATHY HUGHES into the RHYTHM & BLUES HALL OF FAME CLASS of 2016 and to honor her with THE RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC LIVING LEGENDS AWARD. Ms. HUGHES is definitely a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She has opened so many doors for many rhythm & blues artists and entertainers.”
HUGHES added, "There are so many noted artists, musicians, producers, and others whose impact has not only shaped the African-American musical landscape but also significantly influenced music and culture in this country and around the world. I am humbled and honored that my life’s work with RADIO ONE, especially in the MOTOR CITY, is being recognized as part of their collective legacy."
Other inductees for this year include: SMOKEY ROBINSON, PRINCE (posthumously), JIMI HENDRIX (posthumously), DIONNE WARWICK, BOOTSY COLLINS, FATS DOMINO, THE SUPREMES, and EDDIE FLOYD. SPECIAL AWARDS; THE RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC GROUP OF THE 20TH CENTURY AWARD and THE LAMONT D. ROBINSON VISIONARY AWARD will be presented to THE SUPREMES and DETROIT Deputy Mayor ISAIAH MCKINNON respectively.
Having inducted over 125 music legends in the last three years, the goal of the RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC HALL OF FAME is to build a world-class museum in the City of DETROIT that rivals the excellence and rich history found in the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME.