With a career spanning over three decades, the Queen is no stranger to accolades and major awards. In fact, this isn't her first moment being graced with a star, having been the first hip-hop artist to receive one on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2006.
A truly versatile artist, Queen Latifah's musicianship originated from edgy hip-hop to sophisticated jazz & soul, ultimately transforming her into an Academy award-winning actress.
The Black American Music Association (BAMAssoc) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) initially made the announcement in late June of this year. The official ceremony and induction will be held on October 26, 2023.
“This year’s inductees embody black excellence who individually have bodies of work that will remain impactful for generations to come,” shares BMEWOF co-founder, Catherine Brewton.
2023's class of inductees also includes Lil Wayne, Magic Johnson, Marvin Sapp, and more.
A joint initiative by the Black American Music Association and Georgia Entertainment Caucus the BMEWOF honors iconic individuals and organizations that have impacted Black culture and community alongside those who continue to lead us into the future. Previous inductees include James Brown, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, New Edition, and several others.