Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank

NAACP Image® Award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and Grammy® Award-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tank have been tapped to host the upcoming 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards to be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 19.

This year's honorees include Tip "T.I." Harris, Robert Townsend, MC Lyte, JD McCrary, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Dapper Dan and Tim King.

Grammy® Award Platinum recording artist Ashanti, Grammy® Award-winner India.Arie, rappers Da Brat, Lil' Mama and Yoyo, R&B singer Keyshia Cole and more are scheduled to perform at the 27th Annual event, which world premieres on Bounce TV on Sunday. Feb. 17 at 9:00 P.M. ET.

The 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards is an exciting night of inspiration, history and live performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

Among the prestigious awards to be handed out at the 2019 Trumpet Awards include:

  • The inaugural Xernona Clayton Award presented to Grammy-winning rapper T.I. by Ms. Xernona Clayton herself.
  • The Living Legend/Lifetime Achievement Award presented to comedian, film director and writer Robert Townsend.
  • The Rising Star Awards, sponsored by McDonald's presented to singer/dancer and actor JD McCrary.
  • The Trailblazer Award presented to Grammy winner MC Lyte.
  • Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, David Livingston/Getty Images, Bennett Raglin/Getty Images, Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

    • Yardgirl

      Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event.
      I have never watched and never knew that Bounce was an African American network. I have to check it out!!

    • Y me?

      Ashanti is stunning


      It's a great channel! I've been hooked since I went back to antennae television and no cable.


      she is! <3

    • iWasteTime

      Shout out to Bounce!

    • KcoolMuziq

      Robert Townsend(Whom I worked with in "The Little Richard Story") is a VERY hands on director.

      Wendy Raquel Robinson(whom I worked with in "Something New") is very talented but it wasn't what I suspected.

      Tank (whom I attended an "industry" party with that doubled as "someones" birthday) is VERY friendly.

    • Yoni7

      Congrats to them on the hosting gig.

    • Vonn

      I love Robert Townsend. He is very talented and deserves this award. I'm proud of of Lyte too. I think I'll watch Hollywood Shuffle this weekend.

    • Yardgirl

      That is good to know!!

    • tintin

      definitely she always looks good. No man, no children, no stress

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I like Robert Townsend and I like Wendy ..... Tank alright too ... but I ain't watching this .... not one artist on that list I wanna see perform .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d72e5356f4189df724b1c6b74eef9053350867828329801f57408ebbe30f5616.gif Pass

    • Trace da Ace

      Im gonna have to check this out!!!! Sounds like it is going to be a good watch. Hearing about Robert Townsend makes me reminisce about when I was younger and HBO had the Robert Townsend comedy show...this was back when the Wayans was new and all....that was my show!!! Along with Hollywood Hustle...... talk about funny as hell!!!

      ps....is Ashanti going to perform any NEW music???? Cause if not.....its a pass for me...

    • free

      You mean to tell me you not gon watch to see Sandra Rose's own Kang get the Xernona Clayton Award, presented by Xernona Clayton herself?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      wow. just caught a glimpse of an old steve harvey show rerun last night and wondered what Wendy Raquel was up to now! (now i know, Lol!)

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Gave up on TIP ..... done with that cat until I see some improvement https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16a1c2c32a1fc9952180d829113ffff2f9fc26759c2c604ce4adad6cf69f5c0c.gif

    • Dahl

      I kinda like T.I.’s pants. And I love how all of Ashanti’s credentials were listed, just in case someone is hiring...

    • Ang

      I wonder what T.I. is being honored for. ?

      I’m going to watch this to support. I’m glad they are keeping the Trumpet Awards around. I hope Lil Mama is singing for her performance. I saw her singing on this past season of Growing Up Hip Hop. She has a beautiful singing voice. Rapping doesn’t do her justice. She’s a good person growing into a nice young woman. I want to see her win. It’s unfortunate that so many people like to bring her down.


    • Topic Influencer

      Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
      You listing out everyone else Grammy® Award wins why he aint get his listed? He has at least 3 or 4.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      i too like his look here! i was about to comment on his 'resort' look...

    • HotInCleveland

      I’ve always liked Wendy. I can do without Ashanti’s non singing arse.

    • Coy little wink

      Saw her on a Netflix movie looking cray

    • davine puddin

      Was she nice like steve harvey days or hood like her jerry springer movie days

    • SoulfulLove

      Issa No for me!

    • Trace da Ace

      well damn.....NEVER knew she had such a powerful voice!!! Yeah...she should have started out singing and not rapping....

    • Ang

      Me either. Apparently, Lil Mama’s mother was a singer. She has anxiety about singing. I think it has something to do with her memories
      of her mom. I was really impressed with her on GUHH. Maybe she can transition into singing now. Kelly Price should be a vocal coach. She did a great job mentoring Lil Mama. When you can get someone to sing the. ABCs like that you’re good.

    • SugaChel

      Do u mean Hollywood Shuffle?

    • Blak

      Can someone tell me what happened to Wendy's face? Is she ok?

    • Floriduhh Evans

      I always liked Robert Townsend...glad he's getting recongized outside of 'Unsung'

    • Karen Brady

      Included in their past lineup -Bernie Mac Show, Cosby Show, Girlfriends.. just to name a few. I'm here for Bounce plus I like the name :-)

    • Parent

      Was about to say!

    • RealATLPeach36

      She’s getting older. Now that lace wig....no excuse

    • PlayerP

      Ok, I thought the same thing. Like either bad powder or reaction to something.

    • Mr.LeBrickJames

      Happy for all the nominees, but this awards show does nothing for me. At all. Just feels like there's too many different awards shows out there now.

    • KcoolMuziq

      U have to learn how to separate the artist from the person.

    • Wreckognize Game

      Bounce tv, Metv and DVD tv series from the library kept me well entertained when I was layed off several years ago.

    • Yardgirl

      With NO knowledge I thought it was a sports channel (bounce ball)????? I love all the shows you mentioned so will def check it out!!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      True story. Back in the day, I was shooting a comedy show at a nightclub in Sandy Springs, Ga. Wendy and her friends were there. A comedian bombed onstage. His act was terrible. So he turned to me and called me "Sponge bob". Over the laughter in the club I could hear Wendy cackling the loudest. I've hated her since.

    • Nikki J

      I miss Tasha Mack!!!!

    • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

      I caught that one, too. Was that the one where every few minutes she was saying, "Boy, bye..."? lol

    • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

      LOL.... you dun threw the whole TIP away, huh?

    • Dem Moore

      I heard something about tank on a cancelled list. Something to do with pitting black women against each other at a time when we need to stick together. Something to do with not allowing his kind (Colorist) to hide/live amongst us any longer. Idk maybe Im mistaken.

    • hottlanta

      MCLYTE Hell yeah. Best girl anthem ever.
      I found me another this year
      That knows how to handle this here..
      Yassssss I am all in.


    • hottlanta

      Heard they were bringing The Five Heartbeats to Broadway. Lil Hots said it is time to get on a plane. There will also be documentary coming out on how Heartbeats got started. I remember Heartbeat came out the same time New Jack City came out and people supported New Jack. I remember the DJ begging people to support Heartbeat. He said Heartbeat bombed at the box office but has been a fan favorite for years.

    • hottlanta

      Ashanti is no joke. When I saw her credentials last I was like wow.

    • hottlanta

      Robert Townsend variety show gave us the song by Howard Hewett "Say Amen" to those who didn't know. Go Robert Go.

    • hottlanta

      When Bounce first came on they showed old Soul Train shows and I would get up in the morning dancing putting my draws on. They also had a nice comedy show that showed several artists that you never heard of but funny as hell. Saturday night was my favorite Dolemite shows. They had a Brown Sugar segment that shows Willie Dynamite and Pam Grier. Now they have gotten like Channel 69 when they had Girlfriends and Everybody Hate Chris. They build up a black audience and abandon them.

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    • Harley

      Tank is sooo annoying! He won’t go away with his short arse

    • Harley

      He’s so annoying and an attention seeker

    • ALLMINE?

      Hes short? I didn't know genuwine was 6'2..wtf. so is trey songz as well?

    • Ms..N

      Tip Harris wins the cant keep it in my pants husband of 2018 award!! Lol

    • Ang

      Lol ?

    • Yardgirl

      Oh dang, it sounds like I missed the "good old days" of this station!! Yup they bring in black audiences and the minute they get "established" they start catering to white youths!! UPN & WB did just that!!

    • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

      That's so dope! MeTV and DVD TV still around?

    • OrchidJones-VIRGO in yo mouth!

      Wondering if he can get past the introduction and read the teleprompter with out cussing....potty mouth!

    • Floriduhh Evans

      Thank you for that info. Five Heartbeats is one of my favorites ?? I'll be booking a ticket once it's official

    • hottlanta

      Check out his interview on the breakfast club he did several weeks ago. I learned a lot. Thé documentary on five heartbeats should b good.


      Tank is so underrated... they basically brought out Sam smith one album wonder arse played him on every radio station but I never hear a tank song on radio and tank music Go. I never hear Joe records and Joe music Go and it has nothing to do with them being adult contemporary because they been hating on blacks in R&B for like at least two decades now. Ever since Justin T came out they sat down the black r & but artists

    • Wreckognize Game

      With an antenna or digital decoder box


      Antenna. Go to so mohu dot com the antennas are bomb!

    • Malcom Flex

      F Tank he's a whole big mouth fool.

    • parisjok

      love her love her. she is so very very talented as an actress and all around show business personality. she is very under rated. it does not matter what role she is playing she kills it. had she been white she would be a household name.

    • parisjok

      she was so awesome. she is a rockstar

    • Jethro

      Ashanti is gorgeous. I want her.