Mary J. Blige & Music Exec Jason Flom to Receive Honorary 2022 Clio Music Awards
This year’s Clio Music Awards will take place live in Nashville on May 10 from 9-10: 30 p.m. ET. Yola, a Grammy-nominated artist, will host the show.
” Each year, we select individuals at a forefront of the music business whose creative work has a significant impact on our culture,” Clio Music executive Director Michael Kauffman stated in a statement. “We‘re so inspired by Mary J. Blige and Jason Flom for their courage to break the mold and show aspiring artists and execs that there are no limits to what they can achieve.”
In recognition of the mark Blige has made on pop culture, hip-hop and R&B music, the Billboard chart-topper will receive the Clio Music Legend Award presented by Pepsi. This award is given to artists who have made a significant contribution to popular culture through their originality and inspired a new generation of musicians to think differently about themselves. Blige has received nine Grammy Awards over the years.
Blige will host the inaugural Strength Of A Woman Festival and Summit in Atlanta, May 6-8, in partnership with Pepsi, Live Nation Urban, and Live Nation Urban. The event will bring comedy and music to the Georgia city, as well as community-building sessions.
Flom is the recipient of the Clio Music Impact Award. This award recognizes his activism. The music executive is a founding donor to the Bronx Freedom Fund, and a founding board member of Innocence Project. He is also a member of the following boards: Legal Action Center, Drug Policy Alliance, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, VETPAW. Flom is an advisor board member of NYU Prison Education Program. He is also host of the podcast Wrongful Conviction.
On May 15, Blige will also receive the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The 10-time BBMA winner will also perform on the show. The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15.
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