BLACK MUSIC MONTH
The votes are in: Toni Braxton's 1993 Showtime at the Apollo performance is The Apollo's Top R&B Moment!
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
The votes are in: Toni Braxton's 1993 Showtime at the Apollo performance is The Apollo's Top R&B Moment!
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Go down memory lane and re-live the most memorable R&B moments on The Apollo's iconic stage!  

2024 BMM Voted Top - Toni Braxton - Showtime at the APOLLO, 1993
ALICIA KEYS - LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT, 2018
ARETHA FRANKLIN & JAMIE FOXX - APOLLO SPRING BENEFIT, 2010
Aaliyah - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Anthony Hamilton - Spring Benefit, 2022
Ashanti - Fat Joe & Friends, 2024
Bruno Mars - In Concert, 2017
Bruno Mars - In Concert, 2017
Chaka Khan - Spring Benefit, 2006
Chaka Khan - Spring Benefit, 2012
DAVID MICHAEL WYATT - APOLLO MUSIC CAFE, 2023
D’Angelo - Verzuz, 2021
Fantasia - In Concert, 2009
Gabby Samone - Apollo Music Cafe, 2024
George Michael & Motown - In Concert, 1985
H.E.R - Showtime At The Apollo, 2007
Jazmine Sullivan - Amateur Night, 1997
Jennifer Hudson - In Concert 2021
Keith Sweat - Fat Joe & Friends, 2024
LISA STANSFIELD - SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 1990
Lauryn Hill (Fugees) - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Ledisi - In Concert, 2018
Lionel Richie - In Concert, 2012
Luther Vandross - In Concert, 1985
MARIAH CAREY - SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 1990
Marsha Ambrosius - Spring Benefit, 2010
Mary J. Blige - In Concert, 1996
Mary J. Blige - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Patti Labelle - In Concert, 1985
Patti Labelle - In Concert, 1985
Pher - Apollo Music Cafe, 2024
STOUT - APOLLO SPRING BENEFIT, 2023
SWV - New Jack Swing, 2018
Smokey Robinson - In Concert, 1985
Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, George Michael & More - 1985
Stephanie Mills - In Concert, 1985
Stevie Wonder - In Concert, 1989
Stevie Wonder - In Concert, 1989
Susan Carol - Apollo Music Cafe 2023
TRIBUTE TO BABYFACE - APOLLO SPRING BENEFIT, 2024
Teddy Riley - New Jack Swing, 2018
Usher - Showtime at the Apollo, 1997
Usher - Showtime at the Apollo, 1997
WHITNEY HOUSTON - GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, 1986
Voting for Black Music Month is now officially closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made their voices heard. Stay tuned for the results and more updates on our celebration of Black music and culture!

WHERE CULTURE TAKES SHAPE
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, The Apollo has played a major role in the emergence of R&B, jazz, swing, bebop, gospel, blues, and soul — all quintessential American music genres. From Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and Luther Vandross to contemporaries like H.E.R, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan and PJ Morton -  countless artists began their road to stardom on The Apollo's stages. Today, The Apollo is a world-renowned nonprofit presenting concerts, theatrical and dance performances, film screenings, educational programs, and community outreach programs.
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Discover rarely-seen photographs and films of The Apollo in this four-part digital series that digs deep into our archives to explore the work of famed photographer and filmmaker Gordon “Doc” Anderson.

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