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Recent R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards News

2010 Award Season Belongs to BMI Songwriters & Composers

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From News, posted 1.27.11. BMI songwriters dominated the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, winning almost two-thirds of the awards that were handed out across all genres and categories. The Grammy wins cap an incredible year in which BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts.… Read more...


R&B Pioneers Honored in Philly

From News, posted 7.09.06. BMI executives were on hand at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's 14th Annual Pioneer Awards, held recently in the Foundation's new hometown of Philadelphia. Among the honorees were such legendary BMI artists as the late Otis Redding (Legacy Award), Thom Bell, Barbara Mason, the DelFonics and… Read more...


BMI Salutes R&B Pioneers

From News, posted 11.07.01. BMI proudly congratulates the honorees of the 12th Annual Pioneer Awards, presented by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at a gala ceremony on November 8. Honorees included BMI legendary songwriters/artists Al Green, Big Jay McNeely, Dee Dee Sharp, Holland/Dozier/Holland, the Emotions, Louis Jordan and Allen Toussaint. A major… Read more...


R&B Pioneers Honored at 11th Annual Awards

From News, posted 9.25.00. The Rhythm & Blues Foundations 11th annual Pioneer Awards were held in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom recently. The Foundation, which supports seminal R&B artists with cash grants, this year honored BMI writers The Chi-Lites, The Impressions, Huey "Piano" Smith, Sylvia Robinson and Ahmet Ertegun. … Read more...


R&B Foundation Announces Pioneer Award Honorees

From News, posted 6.22.00. The Rhythm and Blues Foundation has just announced the recipients of its prestigious Pioneer Awards. Honorees include BMI legendary songwriters/artists/producers Clyde Otis, Huey (Piano) Smith, Sylvia Robinson, the Chi-Lites and the Impressions. Huey (Piano)… Read more...


R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards 1999

From News, posted 1.01.99. John Lee Hooker Johnny Adams Mickey Baker (SIAE) Brenda Holloway Barbara Lewis Barbara Lynn Garnett Mimms Joe Simon Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles Manhattans Isaac Hayes & David Porter Read more...


R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards 1998

From News, posted 1.01.98. Herb Abramson Bobby Byrd Tyrone Davis Ernie K-Doe Five Satins Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Harptones David “Fathead” Newman O’Jays Read more...


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Recent R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards events

Sep 9 2008 R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards: Philadelphia