After a successful performance last month at the White House, Janelle made it back to the “A,” where ASCAP’s empowerment series made a stop at Ludacris’ Straits Restaurant last Friday (November 18th) to honor women who have made great contributions to the music industry.
In addition to Janelle, Entertainment Attorney, Uwonda Carter; and renowned vocal coach Jan Smith also received honors for their contributions the music industry as well.
• JANELLE MONÁE – Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and 2010 ASCAP Vanguard winner signed to Bad Boy and Atlantic Records. She has worked with artists such as Outkast, Bruno Mars and recently wrapped touring with Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour.
• UWONDA CARTER – Atlanta based entertainment attorney, Uwonda Carter has represented the likes of Crystal (Cri$tyle) Nicole, DJ Drama, and 2 Chainz.
• JAN SMITH – Most recognized for her vocal work with Justin Bieber and Usher, Smith has also worked with Drake, Keri HIlson and Rob Thomas.
The series is designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, highlighting not only women songwriters and artists, but women working in all facets of the business, including managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers.
Last year, Kelly Rowland was amongst the Atlanta honorees (click HERE if you missed it).
Congratulations to all of ASCAP’s Women Behind The Music award recipients!
Photos: Prince Williams/ASCAP