BMI has announced that global superstar Khalid will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 71st Annual BMI Pop Awards.
The multiple platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter will be celebrated for his exceptional artistry and philanthropic efforts.
BMI’s Pop Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year and BMI’s top 50 most-performed pop songs in the U.S. of the previous year will also be named at the event, to be held on May 9 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President Worldwide Creative Barbara Cane, will co-host the event.
“Khalid exemplifies the true spirit of a Champion as one who believes, one who does and one who generously gives back,” said Cane. “In addition to recognizing him for his many creative accomplishments, we’re honoring Khalid for his dedication to charitable causes, community, education, and his commitment to supporting the next generation of songwriters and music makers.”
“We’re looking forward to celebrating our BMI family of award-winning songwriters and publishers with a fantastic night of music,” she added.
Khalid, who was named one of Time‘s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single “Location” exploded onto the charts in 2017, right before his high school graduation.
In addition to his music, Khalid, alongside his mother Linda Wolfe, created The Great Khalid Foundation in 2020 to bridge education, innovation and music.
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