February 4, 2021
February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, an annual celebration to honor the countless achievements of the Black community throughout history. This year, we’re handing over the microphone to some of the incredible Black music creators, managers, business executives, and other members of the SoundExchange community, who will bring these historic contributions to life.
We’ve asked each participant to record a video paying tribute to a milestone, person, or cultural highlight that means something to them this month. We’ll be posting these videos across our social media platforms, as well as adding them to this blog. Check back here for new videos throughout the month!
Seasoned music industry veteran and executive Head of Urban Music at Columbia Records Phylicia Fant expresses her appreciation for the iconic, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Cicely Tyson. This video was recorded just a few days before Cicely passed away. May she Rest in Peace.
Grammy-nominated lyricist, DJ, and voiceover talent MC Lyte honors the heroic Harriet Tubman, beyond just her well-known accomplishments.
Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson honors the first Black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, Shirley Chisholm.
Southside Chicago rapper, emcee, and founder of Haven Studio Add-2 shares his gratitude for legendary Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. #BlackHistoryMoments
Comedian, actress, and producer Tiffany Haddish honors the legacy of courageous businesswoman and community leader Maggie L. Walker. #BlackHistoryMoments
Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melanie Fiona honors influential R&B icon and entrepreneur Sam Cooke. #BlackHistoryMoments