The 2023 Urban One Honors will honor the Icons of the Culture, hosted by R&B singer Tank, debuting on TV One and CLEO TV. Urban One celebrates the achievements of those who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, media, music, education, and our community. “Celebrating Icons of the Culture” serves as the topic for this year’s honoree class, which will highlight and celebrate a distinguished group of people who have made a lasting impact in the fields of entertainment, lifetime achievement, inspirational impact, music innovation, and the inaugural Phoenix Honor. This year the legendary Maxine Waters will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Honor. LL Cool J will be celebrated with the Entertainment Icon Honor. The King of R&B Bobby Brown will be honored with the Phoenix Honor award. The innovative Pharrell Williams is set to receive the Music Innovation Honor, while David and Tamela Mann will be given the Inspirational Impact Honor.