Memorable Moments From 20 Years of The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Check out these unforgettable moments of BMI Icon and President’s Award Honorees from two decades of the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, featuring appearances by Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, James Brown, The Jacksons, Ludacris, George Clinton, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Cash Money, Mariah Carey and so many more.

For a complete look at the 2020 BMI/Hip-Hop Awards, including the full winners list, special messages from songwriters and an exclusive performance, click here:



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