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Singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy will be honored at the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

The “Never Say Never” singer will be presented with BMI’s President’s Award at the ceremony taking place in Atlanta at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 29.

The event will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta) Catherine Brewton.

“As a singer/songwriter, actress and humanitarian, Brandy is a triple threat in every sense of the word,” said Brewton. “Her timeless hits about love and heartbreak were anthems to many coming of age during the 90s and secured her place in R&B history.” Brewton added, “We are so excited to honor Brandy with the BMI President’s Award and look forward to celebrating a night of great music.”

The prestigious award is presented to an “individual songwriter, composer or producer who has made exemplary contributions to the art of music and songwriting and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry.”

Brandy will be joining the ranks of Curtis Mayfield, Toni Braxton, Ludacris, and in sharing the distinction.

In addition to presenting the President’s Award, BMI will also be recognizing songwriters, producers, music publishers, and administrators of the past year’s 35 most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the nation from BMI’s repertoire.


Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.