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Busta Rhymes To Be Honored as a BMI Icon at The 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.09.22. BMI will honor the multiple award-winning songwriter/rapper/producer and actor Busta Rhymes with the BMI Icon Award at its 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 7.  The private event, held at the LIV Nightclub Miami Beach, will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta) Catherine… Read more...


BMI Announces the Honorees of the 2021 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.20.21. BMI is excited to celebrate the 2021 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, paying tribute to the top songwriters, producers and music publishers of the previous year. The online celebration was unveiled today across all BMI digital and social channels. Top honors were presented for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring the Genre’s Best Songwriters, Producers and Music Publishers

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From News, posted 9.14.20. BMI is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, recognizing the genre’s top songwriters, producers and publishers of the previous year. BMI’s Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Publisher of the Year and 2020’s Social Star were announced across BMI’s digital and… Read more...


A Decade of Celebrating Music Creators at BMI’s Award Shows

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From News, posted 12.26.19. Every year, BMI, our creative community and industry notables gather at BMI’s Award shows across genres to honor titans of music and celebrate the incredible songwriters, composers and publishers of the most-performed songs of the year. Special accolades like BMI’s Icon Award, President’s Award, Champion Award and more are presented, along… Read more...


Brandy Honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.30.19. BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Sandy Springs Arts Center in Atlanta. Multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her powerful impact on the entertainment industry and her… Read more...


Brandy to be Honored With the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 7.31.19. BMI will honor multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy with the BMI President’s Award at its 2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, August 29. The private event, held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President… Read more...


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...


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Recent BMI R&B / Hip-Hop Awards events

Sep 7 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Miami, FL
Aug 29 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA
Aug 30 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA
Aug 31 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Atlanta, GA