Snoop Dogg To Receive The Icon Award At BMI Awards 8/26

The BMI Icon Award will be presented to Snoop Dogg, who will be saluted with an all-star musical tribute during the ceremony. Also to be awarded that night will be the Urban Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Publisher of the Year. BMI will also honor the Top Urban Producers of the previous year, as well as the BMI songwriters whose songs have hit No. 1 on the Billboard R&B, Hip-Hop and Rap charts.

STAR POWER: 2011 BMI Icon recipient Snoop Dogg; Brandy ("Right Here (Departed)"); Drake ("Best I Ever Had"); Nas ("Nasty"); Wiz Khalifa ( "Black and Yellow"); Lex Luger ( Rick Ross "B.M.F"); Too Short ("Blow The Whistle"); Laurieann Gibson ("The Dance Scene"); Marsha Ambrosius ("Far Away"); Game ("Wouldn't Get Far"); Mario ("Break Up"); Ester Dean (Rihanna "S&M"); Akon ("Angel"); Polow Da Don (Keri Hilson "Turnin' Me On"); Christina Milian ("Dip it Low"); Kurupt (" What Would You Do"); Claude Kelly (Fantasia "Bittersweet"); Cali Swag District ("Teach Me How to Dougie"); Pusha T ("Grindin'"); Warren G (" This is Dedicated to You"); Dawn Richard ("Loving You No More"); Bonnie McKee ( Katy Perry "Teenage Dream"); Kevin McCall (Chris Brown "Deuces"); Talib Kweli (" Gutter Rainbows"); Kaleena ("Loving You No More")Lady of Rage ("Afro Puffs"); Makeba Riddick (T.I. "Live Your Life"); Tyler "T-Minus" Williams ( Nicki Minaj " Moment 4 Life"); Gorilla Zoe ("Lost"); Tristan Wilds ("90210"); Kane Beatz (Young Money ft. Lloyd "Bedrock"); DJ Khaled ("I'm On One"); Daz Dillinger ("What Would You Do"); RZA ("Triumph"); Ace Hood (" Hustle Hard"); Jim Jonsin (Kelly Rowland "Motivation"); Sean Garrett ("Turnin' Me On"); Lil Jon ("Get Low"); Mario Winans (Trey Songz "Can't Be Friends"); Busta Rhymes ( "Look at Me Now"); Alex Da Kid (Eminem "Love The Way You Lie); Tyga ("Bedrock"); Baby ("I Get Money") New Boyz ("Backseat") Trina ("Red Bottoms").

WHERE: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts during the past year, accounting for almost two-thirds of the Grammy Awards and dominating other key awards and honors presentations across all genres of music.


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