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Grammy-nominated, Legendary American Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor & Philanthropist, Ginuwine


Legendary American Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor & Philanthropist, Ginuwine


Elgin B. Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, a native of Maryland, is a Grammy-nominated,

legendary American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. Ginuwine's career began in the early '90s as a Swing Mob member, an R&B/hip-hop collective consisting of artists and record labels based in Rochester, New York. The record label and music compound were founded and led by Donald Degrate, better known as "DeVante Swing, " a popular 90's R&B group Jodeci.


With a multifaceted talent foundation, Ginuwine signed to Epic Records as a solo artist in the mid-1990s; this was the entry to becoming a multi-million-records-sold artist that has captivated audiences worldwide. Growing up with admiration of the legendary, iconic Michael Jackson and amazing dance talent, he is an entertainer true at heart. His ability to take the art of music, the craft of dance, and the showmanship of a true entertainer. Carrying a large international audience, Ginuwine is selling out shows worldwide, countries such as Africa, Australia, and Canada, to name a few. His passion does not stop there; collaborations, movies, stage plays, and brand ambassador add to his colorful kaleidoscope of skills.


With new music and more in the works, Ginuwine is the "Same Ol G." His passion for his craft remains unwavering, and he is gearing to bring more As a crooner and legendary artist in the industry for 20+ years, the momentum remains high, sold-out concerts, festivals, tours worldwide—2018 90's Block Party Tour and the RnB Fridays Live Tour Australia both with legendary lineups; Teddy Riley, Usher, Trey Songz, Salt-N-Pepa, and more. Acknowledging his multifaceted talent, Ginuwine pivoted into the acting arena, adding to his repertoire. He was cast as R&B singer "Romeo" in the film Juwanna Mann, appeared in several Moesha episodes as Khalib, and appeared on Half & Half as R.J. Jackson. Off-screen, Ginuwine co-starred in the Gospel Music Chan-nel's debut of John Ruffin's stage play The Ideal Husband, starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jackée Harry, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Shanti Lowry, and Erica Hubbard. He also appeared as himself in the NBC series Parks and Recreation.

In 2018 Ginuwine entered

the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother 21. There is no limit to his talent!



Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and hosted by Loni Love.

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The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors includes multiple Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legend Angie Stone tapped to receive the Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ginuwine will receive the Urban Music Icon Award, multiple Stellar Award-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award, and Grammy® Award-winning jazz virtuoso, Ramsey Lewis will receive the Legends Award. The National Museum of African American Musicwill be honored with the Legacy Award.


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By Gena Heelz
Life In Entertainment

G.H. 05.04.2021


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