The occasion will probably be held on Thursday (Sept. 27) and can honor Meek Mill and others.
Billboard has introduced its first-ever R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players celebratory occasion on Thursday (Sept. 27), honoring those that are driving, influencing and guiding the trade.
The invite-only night will include a crimson carpet, cocktail reception and awards presentation, recognizing the Top 100 artists and executives defining hip-hop tradition immediately.
The occasion will honor rapper Meek Mill with its inaugural R&B/hip-hop energy gamers influence award, observing the power he has demonstrated within the face of America's prison justice system, the sunshine he has shined on the nation's want for justice reform and his fixed inventive output, together with 140 million whole streams and 5 Top 10 releases on the Billboard 200 albums chart. CNN’s Van Jones will current Mill with the award.
Billboard will even honor Kevin "Coach Ok" Lee and Pierre "Pee" Thomas — COO and CEO of Quality Control Music — as executives of the yr for Quality Control's plain affect on the trade, from the chart-topping success of Migos to the meteoric rises of current signees like Lil Baby, City Girls, and Stefflon Don. Ethiopia Habtemariam, president of Motown Records, will current the pair with the award.