Erika Goldring/WireImageToni Braxton was praised Thursday night with the biggest honor of the evening — the President’s Award — during this year’s BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.
The celebrated singer was presented with the award for her significant 25-year impact in the music industry, joining past award recipients Ludacris and Will.i.am.
Tribute performances for the superstar included Yolanda Adams singing Braxton’s 1996 hit single, “Un-Break My Heart,” Ledisi performing “Seven Whole Days,” and Braxton’s sisters Trina, Traci and Towanda singing “Breathe Again.”
After being introduced by L.A. Reid, Toni performed her track “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” as her sisters sang backing vocals.
Before the event, Braxton talked to BMI about being recognized by the organization.
“I’m pretty excited about my BMI President’s award…you, know sometimes you forget that it’s okay to enjoy the moments that you have, and this is… my celebration. I get to pat myself on the back once again and just enjoy and celebrate with my family and friends,” said Braxton.
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