What’s her name? Patti Patti… Nessa girl, I’m just glad Patti LaBelle isn’t off somewhere looking like lil leg Aretha Franklin in the backroom of a strip club, counting stacks of money.
Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The ceremony will take place Aug. 31 at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. The award ceremony honors BMI songwriters, producers, publishers, and administrators of the past year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs.
Patti joins the ranks of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, James Brown, Al Green, and Snoop Dogg as recipients of the BMI Icon award.
Patti’s hits “If Only You Knew” (1984), “New Attitude” (1984), and “On My Own” (1986), , are among BMI’s catalog of over 12 million musical works.