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A View from Inside the BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards (PICS)

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Host Kenny Burns (L) and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton (2nd L) present recording artists (from 3rd L) Eric Bellinger, RoccStar, Chris Brown and G’harah PK’ Degeddingseze with a BMI Special Citation of Achievement recognizing ‘Great National Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances’ of the song ‘Fine China’ onstage at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

August 22nd, the music industry was on full display in all its glory as influencers and power personalities converged at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles for the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

During the evening, multifaceted rapper, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges was honored with the BMI President’s Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in songwriting, with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry. Check out a few pictures from the event to see Ludacris, Chris Brown, Tyrese, and a host of others thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Faith smiling on the BMI carpet.
Faith smiling on the BMI carpet.
BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and honoree Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (holding the BMI President's Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Lester Cohen
BMI President and CEO Michael O’Neill, BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and honoree Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (holding the BMI President’s Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Lester Cohen

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BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton (L) and host Kenny Burns (R) present recording artist Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis (C) with a BMI Special Citation of Achievement recognizing 'Great National Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances' of his song 'Clique' at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton (L) and host Kenny Burns (R) present recording artist Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (C) with a BMI Special Citation of Achievement recognizing ‘Great National Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances’ of his song ‘Clique’ at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

(From 2nd L) Music executive Chaka Zulu, honoree Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and recording artist/actor Tyrese Gibson (taking a selfie photo) perform onstage at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
(From 2nd L) Music executive Chaka Zulu, honoree Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and recording artist/actor Tyrese Gibson (taking a selfie photo) perform onstage at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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Recording artist Tamar Braxton performs onstage during the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Recording artist Tamar Braxton performs onstage during the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Recording aritsts Future (L, holding a BMI Special Citation of Achievement recognizing ‘Great National Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances’ of the song ‘Turn on the Lights’) and Zendaya (holding the Social Star Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Recording aritsts Future (L, holding a BMI Special Citation of Achievement recognizing ‘Great National Popularity as Measured by Broadcast Performances’ of the song ‘Turn on the Lights’) and Zendaya (holding the Social Star Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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