JERMAINE DUPRI, KEKE PALMER AMONG 2023 GALA HONOREES

The Black Music Action Coalition has unveiled its honorees for the third annual BMAC Gala, taking place 9/21 at The Beverly Hilton. Presented by Live Nation, the celebration honors individuals and organizations who've affected positive change and fostered equity. This year's honorees include actor-singer Keke Palmer, So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, UMG's Dr. Menna Demessie, Lava for Good founder Jason Flom, rapper Trae Tha Truth and producer Jesse Collins.

BMAC co-founder/Chair Willie "Prophet" Stiggers said, “As we come together at this year's BMAC Gala, we celebrate the passion, artistry and activism that burns bright in the hearts of our honorees. They all have fearlessly embraced the power of music and entertainment to drive change and transcend boundaries. With heavy hearts we also pay tribute to the Black Godfather, Clarence Avant. He blazed the trail we all walk on. His impact is immeasurable."

The BMAC board includes Stiggers, Caron Veazey, Ashaunna Ayars, Naima Cochrane, Jamil Davis, Shawn Holiday, Damien Smith and Courtney Stewart. The org's advisory board boasts Irving Azoff and Quincy Jones. Past honorees span H.E.R., The Weeknd, Lil Baby, The Recording Academy, Jon Platt and Rep. Maxine Waters.

The 2023 BMAC Gala will be produced by Primary Wave and Jesse Collins Entertainment. For more info, head here. We're still waiting on our invitation, which hopefully wasn't "lost" in the mail (again).

THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/23a)
TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
We're impressed but not surprised. (7/23a)
YOU'LL FORGIVE US IF WE'RE A LITTLE DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW.
Today feels different. (7/22a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/22a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)