The Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame has chosen Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes as a 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee and the sole recipient of its Music Living Legends Award. It was also recently announced that Hughes was the 2016 recipient of Radio Ink’s Lifetime Leadership Award, which will be presented to her at Forecast 2017 in November. Hughes will receive the Rhythm and Blues awards at the 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert on Sunday, August 21, in Detroit.
LaMont Robinson, Founder and CEO of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, 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.”
Cathy Hughes is in good company with the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees. She is joined by music legends Smokey Robinson, Prince (posthumously) , Jimi Hendrix (posthumously), Dionne Warwick, Bootsy Collins, Fats Domino, The Supremes, and Eddie Floyd. Two 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 Deputy Mayor Isaiah McKinnon of Detroit, respectively.