Michael Jackson‘s accolades continue to accrue posthumously. Because the King of Pop leads the inaugural list of inductees into the Black Music And Entertainment Walk Of Fame.
He’s joined on the coveted scroll by the likes of Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Usher.
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The ceremony, which takes place June 17, will pay homage to titans who’ve impacted Black music and the wider community in a major way.
Jointly presented by the Black American Music Association, and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC), the BMEWOF says it sets out to “acknowledge, preserve, respect, and inspire the Black creative community for generations to come.”
The BMEWOF Foundational Inductees are James Brown, Quincy D. Jones, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding.
Forming the tally are:
Michael Jackson (Legacy Artists), Sean Love Combs (Mainstream Mogul), Shirley Caesar (Gospel Female), Kirk Franklin (Gospel Male), Missy Elliott (Hip Hop Female), Outkast (Hip Hop Male), Beyoncé (Mainstream Female), and Usher Raymond IV (Mainstream Male).
Co-Chair Catherine Brewton said in a statement:
“I am extremely proud to reveal our inaugural class of inductees. 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.”
Michael Mauldin, Black American Music Association Co-Founder, added:
“It gives me so much honor and respect to help escort the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame into existence and Global awareness. Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the legacy & future of culture, community, entertainment and the Black American Music Art-form.”
Additional information about the Atlanta, GA ceremony will be revealed at a later date.