Singer/actress Brandy hit the stage with BMI Exec. Catherine Brewton last night as risings superstars were spotlighted last night during BMI Presents: Live From Loews the “Know Them Now” edition (April 26, 2012).
Atlanta’s music community gathered for an evening of smooth sounds by burgeoning pop and R&B talents at BMI’s annual rising star showcase in Atlanta and four auspicious acts wowed a standing-room-only crowd at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
Kalenna (Diddy Dirty Money), India Shawn, Tiffany Bleu, and Shay Mooney were the featured acts as Brandy, as well as the ever shrinking producer Polow Da Don and multi-talented T-Pain came through to show support as they mingled at the must-attend event, which is an extension of BMI’s popular Unsigned Urban Showcase.
BMI also presented the Legends of ATL award to super producer Mr. Collipark, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the Atlanta music community.
The recording industry’s most eminent stars and promising talent performed at Broadcast Music, Inc.’s (BMI) 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase last night (April 20th) in Atlanta.
DJ Drama, Nicoya, Catherine Brewton (BMI)
The event was hosted by R&B croonerLloyd and DJ Drama, and the showcase featured performances by hip-hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred Travis Porter who each brought their respective high-energy sounds.
Drake’s performance was stellar but the big news was my boo, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s receipt of BMI’s Legends of ATL Award. The honor was presented to him last night by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and members of Organized Noize and Goodie Mob, as he was recognized as a community leader for his contribution to the Atlanta music scene.
The 12th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase was held at E.S.S.O Nightclub last night. The event was hosted by DJ Khaled and featured performances by the NAS; Trey Songz and more! I’ll post pictures and more video later…y’all know it’s Friday and I’m bout to be out. So in the meantime, peep Trey Songz in his live finale performance of “Last Time” below: