ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton will be honored at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.
FILE – In a Sunday, June 26, 2016 file photo, Toni Braxton poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Grammy-winning singer raxton will be honored at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Braxton will receive the BMI President’s Award on Thursday for her musical achievements. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Braxton will receive the BMI President’s Award on Thursday for her musical achievements. The private event salutes songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s top songs in the genres.
Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will host the awards, which is being held in Atlanta for the first time in its 15-year history. Producer DJ Khaled & Friends will open the show.
Braxton released her self-titled debut in 1993 with the help of L.A. Reid and Babyface, who is expected to attend the awards. She won three Grammy Awards including best new artist off that album, which sold more than 8 million copies. Her 1996 follow-up “Secrets” was certified eight-time platinum and won two more Grammys.