T he 2013 Trumpet Awards were held this weekend on Saturday, January 26th at the Cobb Energy Center Theatre. Co-hosted by comedian and actor Rickey Smiley with actress Essence Atkins. Performances at the this year’s Trumpet Awards include; Avant, Fantasia, Jennifer Holiday, Anthony Hamilton, Linda Herring, Luke James, Tamala Mann, Amber Riley, TV One R&B Divas and Tyrese. Celebrities include; Patrick Ewing, Derek Luke, David Mann, Eva Marcille, Roland Martin, Melvin Miller, Dr. Steve Perry, Jonathan Slocumb and Tika Sumpter. The Trumpet Awards will be broadcast on TV One on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Check out the pictures — after the click:

The Trumpet Awards Ceremony is one of the most respected televised award shows saluting African American achievement in the world. The following Trumpet Award honorees were honored at the awards:

* Chaka Khan – Legend Award
* Debra Martin Chase – Entertainment Award
* Michael McMillan – Community Service Award
* Alonzo & Tracy Mourning – Humanitarian Award
* Mayor Kasim Reed – Public Service Award
* Charlie Wilson – Lifetime Achievement Award
* Edward Welburn – Corporate Award

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