Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers and More Among 2018 NMAAM Honorees
Two of the biggest icons in soul and R&B music are being honored by the National Museum of African American Music. Artists Charlie Wilson and Nile Rodgers will be honored at NMAAM’s 2018 Celebration of Legends event later this month.
Wilson and Rodgers will receive the museum's Rhapsody & Rhythm Award at the event, which is being held on May 31 in Nashville. Also being honored are gospel singer Yolanda Adams, blues legend Keb’ Mo’ and television producer Mona Scott-Young.
In a statement (via Billboard), NMAAM president/CEO H. Beecher Hicks III saluted the five honorees and said they “represent the talented, accomplished and decorated musical pioneers that the National Museum of African American Music seeks to elevate. Their storied careers have a prominent place in history, and we’re proud to honor with them with this award.”
The five artists join a prestigious list of previous honorees including Patti LaBelle, Teddy Riley and legendary production duo Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
For more information about tickets and gala updates, head over to nmaam.org.
Meanwhile, Charlie Wilson is enjoying success on the Billboard music charts. The 65-year-old singer currently has the No. 1 single on the Gospel Digital Song Sales chart with "I'm Blessed," which is also No. 2 on the Top Gospel Songs chart. The song is Wilson's first foray into the gospel world.
“I understand I’ve been blessed and the people around me understand...and keep telling me to keep my focus," Wilson told EURweb of his success. "I’m working on Gospel [album] now. It has no name yet but I got two records.”
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