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Janet Jackson Honored by means of Missy Elliott, Aretha Franklin Remembered at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta's Woodruff Arts center's Symphony corridor on Aug. 30, honored Janet Jackson with the BMI Icon Award and featured a surprise appearance by means of Missy Elliott. The event recognizes the songwriters, producers and publishers of the 12 months's most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs.
Metro Boomin was named Producer of yr for the third yr in a row. He additionally took home Songwriter of the year for his work on such songs as "bad and Boujee," "checking account" and "mask Off." song of the yr went to The Weeknd's "I think It Coming," written by means of Thomas Bangalter and guy Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk. time-honored track Publishing neighborhood (UMPG) turned into awarded publisher of the year for the fourth consecutive year. UMPG had 15 of the most performed songs of the 12 months.
furthermore, the adventure honored the late Aretha Franklin, who, the efficiency rights organ ization stated, "changed into a part of the BMI family unit for 50 years." Tamela Mann sang "valuable Lord, Take My Hand" adopted by means of "You've got a chum" in honor of the Queen of Soul.
different performers included Atlanta rapper Derez De'shon (the 2018 BMI Social star), H.E.R. and the 411 Dance Troupe. Songs by using Jackson had been performed by means of Jussie Smollett ("That's the way Love Goes"), Justine Skye ("Let's Wait Awhile"), Normani ("The Pleasure precept") and Teyana Taylor ("I Get Lonely").
Missy Elliott followed with a speech in honor of Jackson, all over which she quoted the singer's lyrics.
The adventure changed into hosted by means of Mike O'Neill, BMI President and CEO, and Catherine Brewton, VP of creative, Atlanta, together with way of life character Kenny Burns.
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