Social Star Award
Mac Miller voted the winner.
@MacMiller collects his award
Frank Ocean @Frank_Ocean
- Frank Ocean
- Frank Ocean’s charismatic R&B has charmed critics and fans thanks to his smooth delivery and smart songwriting. Already a hit writer for others including Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend, Ocean surpassed sky high expectations with the July 2012 release of his debut solo album, Channel Orange.
Mac Miller @MacMiller
- Mac Miller
- Pittsburgh native Mac Miller has become one of hip-hop’s most promising young rappers thanks to his unique rhymes and social media savvy. Miller’s videos have surpassed 165 million views on YouTube – six have earned 15 million plays each. His debut EP “On and On and Beyond” was released in 2011.
The Rej3ctz @Rej3ctz
- The Rej3ctz
- The Rej3ctz have taken the world by storm with their own brand of West Coast hip-hop. The underground heroes conquered the mainstream with smash the “Cat Daddy,” which has independently sold over 400,000 singles and gained more than 70 million views online. With the “Swag is Dead” mixtape, the Rej3ctz gained even more Twitter traction.
Tyler, the Creator @FuckTyler
- Tyler, the Creator
- Tyler, the Creator is one of today’s most provocative voices. The co-founder and leader of Odd Future earned widespread acclaim with the 2011 release of his sophomore album, Goblin, featuring stand-out tracks including “Sandwitches” and “Yonkers.” Tyler is currently working on his highly anticipated third solo album, Wolf.
On September 7, BMI will present its first ever Social Star Award as part of the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards. The award will be presented to the BMI songwriter who best demonstrates the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.
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