As awards season kicks into full gear, popular network TV One will partner with Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to throw its hat in the ring with its planned exclusive broadcast of the 2015 Triumph Awards.
Versatile actress Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) has been tapped to host what promises to be a star-studded affair with honorees to include John Legend, Tyrese, Wanda Sykes, and Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.
Noted jazz pianist Robert Glasper will serve as music director for the evening’s performances by Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Tasha Cobbs and more.
“The premiere of the Triumph Awards on TV One is set to captivate audiences. There is a history of music being part of the movement and the fight for equity,” says Janaye Ingram, executive director of the National Action Network. “Through our show, people will experience the power of musical artistry as a message medium while it is interwoven with the triumphant stories of the luminaries who will be honored.”
The 2015 Triumph Awards will be taped in Atlanta, Georgia on September 12 for an October air date.