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Future, SZA, Nick Cannon, And City Girls Celebrate 2022 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players

Billboard, the leading music brand in the world, unveiled its much-anticipated 2022 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list and issue, honoring executives across the R&B and Hip-Hop business, with an evening of festivities including an intimate cocktail reception followed by a Billboard Live: R&B/Hip-Hop concert event featuring City Girls and Flo Milli at Academy LA in Hollywood.

The evening kicked off with a Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players cocktail reception celebrating some of the most powerful names in R&B and Hip-Hop. Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Future handed out the Rookie of the Year Award to up-and-coming rapper Blxst. Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist SZA was also on hand to present the award for Executive of the Year to Tim Hinshaw, Head of Hip-Hop & R&B at Amazon Music. Editor-In-Chief of VIBE Magazine, Datwon Thomas honored SAINt JHN with the Rémy Martin x Vibe Impact and Excellence Award for his remarkable efforts to help his community and the next generation of musicians.

Following the exclusive reception, attendees and fans were treated to Billboard Live: R&B/Hip-Hop, Billboard’s first-ever consumer event celebrating the unveiling of R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list and issue. Flo Milli’s high-energy kickoff performance powered by Samsung featured a setlist of fan favorites, while the hit-making City Girls delivered an electrifying headlining performance of their biggest hits including “Rodeo,” “Where The Bag At,” “Twerk,” “Act Up,” and more. R&B/Hip-Hop attendees walked away with Samsung-sponsored swag and hands-on experience with the latest Samsung Galaxy products on display throughout the event.

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