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Recent BMI R&B / Hip-Hop Awards News

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Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18. Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking career… Read more...


BMI Recognizes Bayjun Beat Music for Usher’s “No Limit”

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From News, posted 10.05.17. Unable to attend BMI’s 2017 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta this past September, Bayjun Beat Music’s Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken received a visit from BMI’s Charlie Feldman this week at their studio in Bronxville, NY, and accepted their award recognizing the success of “No Limit.” Beyond this accolade, Sturken and Rogers… Read more...


Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.01.17. Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her distinguished… Read more...


2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards To Honor Patti LaBelle as BMI Icon

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From News, posted 7.31.17. BMI is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades.  The event will be held Thursday, August… Read more...


BMI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.11.16. The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the… Read more...


BMI Honors Toni Braxton With President’s Award at 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.02.16. Last night BMI proudly celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton took home the night’s highest honor when she was presented with the BMI President’s… Read more...


2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Hits Atlanta September 1

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From News, posted 7.13.16. BMI is excited to announce that its 2016 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards will be coming to Atlanta, GA, on Thursday, September 1 for the first time in its 15-year history. Multiple GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Toni Braxton will be honored with the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her distinguished career and substantial influence on… Read more...


Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.29.15. BMI proudly presented its BMI Icon award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28, also celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the… Read more...


Nile Rodgers to be Named BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 6.17.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 28, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a musical architect of the influential band CHIC and perennial hit… Read more...


Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.23.14. Music industry luminaries, influencers and power personalities converged at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles last night for the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year. During the evening, multifaceted rapper, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist Christopher… Read more...


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Recent BMI R&B / Hip-Hop Awards events

Aug 30 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA
Aug 31 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA
Sep 1 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA
Aug 28 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Los Angeles
Aug 22 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Los Angeles
Aug 22 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: New York
Sep 7 2012 BMI Urban Awards: Los Angeles
Aug 26 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Los Angeles
Sep 10 2010 BMI Urban Awards: Los Angeles
Sep 10 2009 BMI Urban Awards: New York