Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Cicely Tyson and Ray Charles to be honored on Black Walk of Fame

ATLANTA — The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame inductees have been announced for 2022.

This year’s inductees include Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., Smokey Robinson, Cicely Tyson and Ray Charles.

Several other artists, including Mary J. Blige, Prince, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, New Edition, Lionel Richie and TLC, will also be honored at the ceremony.


The walk of fame, which sits at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive in Atlanta, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, inducted its inaugural class in June.

Beyoncé, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Usher were among the inaugural class on the walk of fame.

“Tyler Perry will be recognized as ‘mainstream mogul’ at the ceremony. Gospel artists BeBe and CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams and Donald Lawrence will be recognized as well,” the walk of fame said in an Instagram post.

This year’s induction ceremony will be held Feb. 17.