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Janet Jackson to be Named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

June 27, 2018

BMI is proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson will be named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Jackson joins an elite group of recipients who have received BMI’s Icon Award for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Past recipients have included Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, James Brown, Snoop Dogg and Al Green, among others.

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Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

April 13, 2018

In a career that spans more than four decades, Terri Lyne Carrington has shattered glass ceilings as a female drummer and bandleader and as the first female artist to win a Grammy in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category. She’s played, toured and recorded with artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carols Santana, Cassandra Wilson, Pharoah Sanders and Nancy Wilson.

Terri is also passionate about mentoring young musicians. She holds an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, where she currently teaches, leading and inspiring the next generation of artists.

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