Celebrating the artists that have contributed to America’s soundtrack is all part of the National Museum of African American Music’s annual Celebration of Legends event. This year’s honorees Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Mona Scott–Young and Keb’ Mo’ were presented with the Rhapsody & Rhythm Award.
“Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Mona Scott–Young and Keb’ Mo’ represent the talented, accomplished and decorated musical pioneers that the National Museum of African American Music seeks to elevate,” said NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III. “Their storied careers have a prominent place in history, and we’re proud to honor them with this award.”
To honor the legends, artists such as Anthony Hamilton, BeBe Winans, Avery Sunshine, Tamia, Tweet, Lil Mo, Stokley Williams, Johnny Gill, and Kathy Sledge gathered in Nashville to pay tribute to the artists that influenced them in their own careers. We created a playlist of the amazing performances!