About The Show

This Mother's Day VH1, Flavor Unit and Jesse Collins Entertainment will shine the spotlight on the most important women in the world -- our Moms. "Dear Mama" is not a typical honors show though -- the stars will step aside and put their mothers center stage to celebrate the women who sacrificed so much for their success.

Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “Blackish”) will kick off VH1’s Mother’s Day celebration as this year’s host and will also honor his hilarious mom, Doris Bowman. The event will feature vocal powerhouse Alicia Keys honoring her mother Terria Joseph, an actor and single parent. Multifaceted superstar Queen Latifah will be honoring her mother Rita Owens, a single mother and former high school teacher in Newark, New Jersey. Trey, Jaden and Willow Smith will also join the mom-fest to honor Hollywood powerhouse Jada Pinkett-Smith. Talented singer Rita Ora honors her brave mother, Vera. Toronto singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will perform her hit "Wild Things" as a tribute to her mom, Enza Caracciolo.

"Dear Mama" airs May 8 at 9/8C on VH1. Join the conversation and share your Mother's Day memories using #DearMama.