Toni Braxton HONOURED At BMI R&B/HIP-HOP Awards

Singer TONI BRAXTON was honoured for her career achievements at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday (01Sep16).

Toni Braxton

The Un-Break My Heart star was presented with the President’s Award at the annual ceremony, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time in its history, in recognition of her music contributions and influence on the entertainment industry.

Braxton, 48, was also honoured with musical tributes by gospel star Yolanda Adams, who sang Un-Break My Heart, R&B star Ledisi, who performed Seven Whole Days, and gospel group Donald Lawrence & Company, while her sisters Towanda, Traci, and Trina, performed her hit Breathe Again.

Record producer L.A. Reid presented Braxton with her latest honour and following her acceptance speech Braxton gave a rendition of her hit He Wasn’t Man Enough with her sisters as back-up singers.

Ahead of the awards, she told BMI in a video, “I’m pretty excited about by BMI President’s Award. Sometimes you forget that it’s OK to enjoy the moments that you have and this is like my celebration. I get to pat myself on the back once again and just enjoy and celebrate with my family and friends.

Toni Braxton

“When I look at my body of work and my accomplishments, I am very, very proud of myself and I know I wouldn’t have been able to be here without all the wonderful friends (and) family who supported me throughout the years, so thank you all.”

Actor/comedian Chris Tucker hosted the ceremony and other winners included Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth who picked up the R&B/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for See You Again.