The 2024 Black Music Collective Honors, easily one of the most anticipated pre-GRAMMY Awards events. happened Thursday night (February 1) and honored music trailblazers Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey with the Global Impact Award (as we previously reported).
“I was not encouraged to focus on my love for Black music,” Carey said in her touching acceptance speech. “It took countless arguments, endless tantrums and mostly unwavering determination, but eventually I was able to unveil my authentic self and create music from my heart. In doing so, I discovered a new sense of freedom and fulfillment.”
A nod to her indelible contribution to Black music came courtesy of a stunning tribute led by GRAMMY-winning powerhouses Yolanda Adams and Tori Kelly.
While the latter dropped jaws with her rendition of Carey’s 1990 debut single ‘Vision of Love,’ Adams gave a rousing showing of ‘Make It Happen‘ – a repeat of her 2022 ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame‘ homage to the Songbird Supreme.
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