BMI logoBroadcast Music Inc. (BMI) announced that actor and comedian Chris Tucker has signed on to host the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA. This special occasion will celebrate multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Toni Braxton, who will receive the evening’s highest honor, the BMI President’s Award, in recognition of her illustrious career and outstanding contributions to popular music over the last 25 years. The private event will be held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on September 1st.

dj-khaledHip-hop heavyweight and mega producer DJ Khaled & Friends will open the show, with confirmed attendance by R&B and hip-hop’s elite including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Big Boi, Tamar Braxton, Rae Sremmurd, Rich Homie Quan, Kent Jones and more. The BMI President’s Award is presented on special occasion to an individual songwriter, composer, producer or executive who has made exemplary contributions to the art of music and has profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. As the 2016 honoree, Braxton joins fellow recipients Ludacris and in sharing this.