TV One is going all out in June to bring you the best in Black Music Month programming. From the return of our signature show Unsung to a special White House Gospel concert, keep your TV locked right here.
Here’s what to expect in June:
June 3, 8/7c: Unsung returns with new episodes and kicks off with the story of Ike Turner. Stay tuned for more episodes featuring Otis Redding, DJ Quik and Chuck Brown.
June 17, 9/8c: A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay-Z chronicles how hip-hop’s most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top; but at its core, the film attempts to divulge the savvy and cunning business acumen of a mogul who decided that being at the top of the charts wasn’t enough.
June 20, 10/9c: Hellobeautiful Interludes Live: Johnny Gill is a one-hour special that delivers amazing musical performances coupled with intimate conversations revealing innermost ‘interludes’ of Gill’s life and career.
June 26, 9/8c: The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House comes to TV One thanks to a partnership with PBS. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama present an event honoring gospel music and featuring performances by Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann and Michelle Williams — with T Bone Burnett as executive music director, Bill Maxwell as music director and Robin Roberts as program host.
Fridays in June: News One Now will devote one segment each Friday during the month of June to explore the impact of Black music on society.