Vibe Magazine and
UPN recently announced the Third Annual Vibe Awards will be hosted by actor
Anthony Anderson (“Hustle and Flow”) and actress Tracee Ellis Ross
a veteran to the big screen, has appeared in more than twenty films including
"Barbershop" and "Hustle and Flow."
He will appear
in Martin Scorsese’s new film, "The Departed" along with Leonardo
DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.
Tracee Ellis Ross,
a writer, producer, and performer, currently has a starring role in UPN’s comedy
She is recipient
of BET’s Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and four
NAACP Image Awards nominations.
In addition, the
awards will feature performances by Ciara, Ludacris, Pharrell, Young Jeezy,
Keisha Cole and others.
Mary J. Blige will
be honored with the Legend Award. Last year’s recipient of the award was
pioneering producer Dr. Dre, who was attacked while attempting to accept the
awards, resulting in a now infamous melee.
and more performances are still being announced.
The Third Annual
Vibe Awards celebrates the continuing innovation and expansion of urban music.
The awards will
be taped on Nov. 12 at Sony Studios in Culver City, CA and will air on UPN Nov.