The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will honor Allen with the 2,706th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at 11:30 A.M. PDT. The placement of Allen’s star will be dedicated at 1749 Vine Street,.
“Byron Allen has show business in his blood! His impressive career started as a young boy and just kept going. We are very proud to be able to pay tribute to Mr. Allen’s stellar career and add his name to our iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a written statement.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce encourages those who are unable to attend the ceremony and fans from all around the world to watch the event exclusively on the website of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This year, Allen is among the 38 new honorees who were selected to be honored with this esteemed honor. Along with the entrepreneur, the other honorees include actors Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Tessa Thompson, Holly Robinson-Peete, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kenan Thompson. Recording artists Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom, DJ Khaled and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., and former football player Michael Strahan.
The honorees include stars of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio, Recording, and the newest category Sports Entertainment. They were chosen by the Walk of Fame Selection Panel of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The entertainment professionals who will be honored were picked from a vast number of nominations to the committee and selected at a meeting held on June 14, 2021. The people chosen to receive stars were ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors on June 16, 2021. Ellen K, chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Panel and a radio personality, announced the new honorees on www.walkoffame.com.
Allen is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios and was born in Detroit, Michigan.
In addition to just acquiring an additional seven television stations this past April, the Allen Media Group, a syndicated company, owns and operates 16 power four (ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX) affiliate broadcast stations as well as the Weather Channel. Allen’s 24-hour networks include Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, and JusticeCentral.TV.