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Ludacris to Receive BMI President’s Award

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Island Def JamAfter fifteen years of crafting hits, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges will be the next entertainer to receive the President’s Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Luda is being recognized for his songwriting, which has had a “profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry,”said Mike O’Neill, BMI president & CEO, in announcing the honor.

The rapper joins previous BMI President’s Award honorees including will.i.am, Adam Levine, Taylor Swift, and Pitbull.

“We are proud to be honoring Ludacris with our President’s Award,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations, Atlanta. “He is a hometown hero to the city of Atlanta who has had a remarkable career in music, film and television. His consistency in the industry, as well as his outreach in the community proves he is more than deserving of the BMI President’s Award.”

The event takes place on August 22 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

Ludacris will release his eighth album Ludaversal, this fall.



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