Lil Wayne, Mariah, Drake, Win Top Honors at BMI Awards
A number of top rappers were honored during the BMI Awards last night (September 7), in Los Angeles. Top producers, music publishers and songwriters gathered at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Mariah Carey took home top honors of the night, by being named a BMI Icon.
The singer, who will judge on “American Idol” this season, was honored with a tribute that included performances by producer Jermaine Dupri, Karen Clark Sheared, Eric Benet and Fantasia.
Young Money rapper Drake and Lil Wayne earned Songwriters of the Year, making it the second year straight that Drake has earned the title.
Nicki Minaj won Song of the Year for her song “Superbass.”
Philadelphia native Pop Wansel took home Producer of the Year for his work or tracks by Trey Songz, Busta Rhymes, Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and others.
Mac Miller won the first ever BMI Social Star Award, which was determined by Twitter votes.