Written by | Ray Cornelius
R&B superstars Robin Thicke, K. Michelle, Avery*Sunshine and more helped Steve Harvey kick off the 2015 Neighborhood Awards weekend on Friday (August 7) morning. The award winning singers performed some of their biggest hit records during a special live broadcast of Harvey’s syndicated radio program, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” The event took place at 6 a.m. from Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center and was attended by thousands of fans, armed with selfie sticks and cameras, hoping to capture a photo of their favorite celebrity.
Atlanta’s own Avery*Sunshine
Harvey shared the spotlight of course with his morning show co-hosts Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell and the hilariously funny Nephew Tommy and Junior. Grammy nominated singer, Jazmine Sullivan also performed while actors Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy stopped by to promote their new romantic thriller, “The Perfect Guy.”
Steve Harvey talking to the cast of “The Perfect Guy”
R&B crooner and “Fast and Furious” star Tyrese Gibson made a special surprise appearance. He is currently promoting his no.1 album, Black Rose and is one of the award show’s headlining acts along with Usher and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Tyrese Gibson made a surprise appearance during the live broadcast
A number of the award show’s sponsors stopped by during the broadcast including Dale Avery from State Farm Insurance and Shawn Thompson from Ford, who also gave away a Ford Edge. Other highlights during the live broadcast included an 83-year-old woman who was awarded over $1000 because she was the oldest person in attendance.
Check out more photos below:
Avery*Sunshine performing her hit single, “Call My Name”
Steve Harvey giving Avery*Sunshine her props
Jazmine Sullivan performed a song from her current album, Reality Show
Nephew Tommy took every opportunity to dance during the live broadcast breaks
Nephew Tommy giving the 83-year-old attendee $1000 from Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey acted a complete nut throughout the entire broadcast…we see you Steve!
The beautiful Sanaa Lathan sharing a laugh with Steve Harvey
Michael Ealy caused shear pandemonium when he came on stage
Shirley Strawberry taking a selfie with “The Perfect Guy” star Michael Ealy
Tyrese surprises Steve Harvey by showing up during the live broadcast
Tyrese talking about his new album, Black Rose, which is #1 in 15 Countries
K. Michelle performing her hit song, “Can’t Raise a Man”
Robin Thicke performed his hit single, “Lost Without You” and his new song, “Back Together”
Photo Credits: RayCornelius