Khalid to Receive Champion Award at BMI Pop Awards

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has announced that global superstar Khalid will be honored with the BMI Champion Award at the 71st Annual BMI Pop Awards. The multiple platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter will be celebrated for his exceptional artistry and philanthropic efforts which have touched the lives of many. BMI’s Pop Song of the YearSongwriter of the YearPublisher of the Year and BMI’s top 50 most-performed pop songs in the U.S. of the previous year will also be named. The private event, hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President Worldwide Creative Barbara Cane, will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
“Khalid exemplifies the true spirit of a Champion as one who believes, one who does and one who generously gives back,” said Cane.  “In addition to recognizing him for his many creative accomplishments, we’re honoring Khalid for his dedication to charitable causes, community, education, and his commitment to supporting the next generation of songwriters and music makers. We’re looking forward to celebrating our BMI family of award-winning songwriters and publishers with a fantastic night of music.”
In addition to his music, Khalid, alongside his mother, created The Great Khalid Foundation in 2020 to bridge education, innovation and music. The Foundation advocates the power of music not only to build camaraderie, but also positively impact social change for children, families and communities. The Great Khalid Foundation offers music education programs, scholarship awards, community partnerships and gift giveaways to support and nurture children and their future to dream big.
For more information on the BMI Pop Awards, visit www.bmi.com/genres/pop and use hashtag #BMIPopAwards on social.