Billboard's Inaugural "Power Players" Event Will Honor Meek Mill
Article By: Ashia Skye
Billboard recently announced their first ever R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event. The event will honor those who are a driving force in the industry and impacting it most. Billboard is setting out to recognize the top 100 artists in the industry during the invite-only event.
First, there will be a red carpet for media and press interviews. Then, there will be a cocktail reception for the guests. Then finally, the awards will be given out to the hottest and most influential in the game. Rapper Meek Mill is one of this year’s biggest honorees. Meek will receive the Power Players Impact Award for his music accolades, and work with criminal justice reform.
“The event will honor rapper Meek Mill with its inaugural R&B/hip-hop power players impact award, observing the strength he has demonstrated in the face of America’s criminal justice system, the light he has shined on the country’s need for justice reform and his constant creative output, including 140 million total streams and five Top 10 releases on the Billboard 200 albums chart. CNN’s Van Jones will present Mill with the award.” writes Billboard.
The R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event takes place on September 27th. We can assume that Bilboard will post the complete list of honorees shortly after.