The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on August 30, where Janet Jackson was honored with the BMI Icon Award presented by Missy Elliott.
The event, which recognizes the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs, had celebrities such as Teyana Taylor, Ludacris, Keri Hilson, Nene Leakes, Normani, Ciara, Jussie Smollett, Marlo Hampton and more stars.
Also honored at the awards ceremony was the late Aretha Franklin as gospel singer Tamela Mann sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” followed by “You’ve Got a Friend” in honor of the Queen of Soul.
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