The Weeknd Will Receive Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award

The Weekend is set to receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award. He will take home the award at the first annual Music in Action Awards, hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition. The show will honor those in the music industry who made contributions to social justice, change, and equity within the last year.  

The Weeknd has donated several million dollars to a number of causes including Black Lives Matter Global Network, the Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and  MusiCares

BMAC Co-Chairperson, artist manager and executive Binta Niambi Brown said, “BMAC promised to work with the music industry to advance racial equity, and are proud to have done everything we said we would do. Now, while we celebrate the achievements of our industry, we also look forward to continued work with every company in our industry to eliminate all forms of systemic and structural racism. We welcome conversations with all who share our commitment to justice and equality and are enthusiastic about the change we will create together.

The show will take place on September 23 at the One Hotel in West Hollywood.


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