Saturday, February 23, 2019

Trumpet Awards on Bounce TV

Press Release:

Photos and video clips of Bounce Trumpet Awards performances by India Arie, Da Brat, Lil Mama, Yo-Yo, JD McCrary (the voice of young Simba in the upcoming The Lion King) and more are below. 

The Bounce Trumpet Awards aired this past Sunday, February 17 at 9:00PM ET on Bounce. hashtag #TrumpetAwards)
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"Da Brat, Lil Mama, Yo-Yo and Big Tigger Perform 'Self-Destruction' During Tribute to MC Lyte"
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"Rising Star Honoree JD McCrary -- the voice of young Simba in the upcoming The Lion King -- Performs"
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Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank Host Star-Studded 27th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards

Honorees Include: Tip T.I. Harris, Robert Townsend, MC Lyte, JD McCrary,
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Dapper Dan & Tim King

Special Musical Tributes and Performances by India.Arie, Ashanti,
Keyshia Cole, Lil’ Mama, Da Brat and More
World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (Feb. 5, 2019) – NAACP Image ® Award-winning Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B singer Tank host the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

The gala event world premieres on Bounce, which exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, on Sun. Feb. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Visit for more information.

During the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards viewers will see:
  • The inaugural Xernona Clayton Award being presented to GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Tip T.I. Harris by Trumpet Awards founder and civil rights leader Ms. Clayton herself.
  • The Music Excellence Award going to four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, rapper and songwriter Rodney Jerkins aka Darkchild. Artists Jade Novah, Keyshia Cole, Justine Skye and Sevyn Streeter will all take the stage to perform chart-topping hits produced by Darkchild including “Say My Name” (Destiny’s Child), “Angel of Mine” (Monica), “The Boy is Mine” (Brandy and Monica) and “Shoulda Let You Go” (Keyshia Cole).
  • The Living Legend Award being accepted by actor, comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend. In a tribute based on music from Townsend’s hit film The Five Heartbeats, artists Kim Burrell, Q. Parker and Brian Courtney Wilson grace the stage to perform “Nights Like This,” “Haven’t Finished Yet” and “A Heart is a House for Love.”
  • The Trailblazer Award being presented to GRAMMY ® Award-nominated rapper MC Lyte. A special tribute includes Big Tigger, Lil’ Mama, DJ K Rock, Da Brat and YoYo performing select hits from MC Lyte’s career including “I Wanna Be Down” (Remix), “Lyte as a Rock,” “Paper Thin” and Self Destruction.”
  • The Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s going to singer, dancer and actor JD McCrary.
  • The Vanguard Award being accepted by fashion designer and haberdasher Dapper Dan (Daniel Day).
  • The Education Excellence Award being presented to educator and President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies Tim King.

GRAMMY® Award Platinum recording artist Ashanti and GRAMMY® Award-winner India.Arie will wow the audience with house-shaking performances. In special musical tribute to the Queen of Soul, the late Aretha Franklin, artists Tasha Page-Lockhart, Kyla Jade and Paris Bennett perform select hits from Ms. Franklin’s iconic career including “Respect,” Freeway of Love,” “Rocksteady” and “Think.”


The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

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