Written by | Ray Cornelius 

In preparation for tonight’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony, BMI hosted a VIP Gifting Suite Wednesday evening at Atlanta’s uberly sexy W Midtown Hotel.  The soiree took place at the newly renovate ELEVATE and was co-presented by EyeCandy Creation’s Tiffany Williams.

The BMI’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards & Gifting Suite is a private event for BMI affiliates, artists, celebrities, prominent music industry executives and industry taste makers.  EyeCandy Creations was able to bring out a number of  luxury brands such as Gold & Wood: Luxury Eyewear in noble materials, Absolut, Cartier, Mia Adora, Caribbean Blue, Tickets 2 Events, Carmen Sol, Jaxon Pastries, to name a few.

Celebrity attendees included RHOA star Cynthia Bailey, actress and reality star Lisa Wu, music producer Jazzy Pha, celebrity stylist Derek J and hip hop stars Sonny Digital and Drumma Boy. Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI Atlanta—Catherine Brewton—was also in attendance and was recognized by her staff for her 20 years of service to the music company.

This year’s BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards will feature an all-star salute to music icon Patti LaBelle and will have award presentations in the following categories: Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Song of the past year, BMI Billboard #1’s, R&B/Hip-Hop Producer of the Year.  See more photos below:

Cynthia BaileyJazze Pha
Lisa Wu

UPSCALE’s Satchel Jester and Derek J 

BMI’s Catherine Brewton and Wardell Malloy

Tiffany Williams and Aliya T. Crawford 

Tiffany Williams presenting an gift to BMI’s Catherine Brewton

Catherine Brewton during the champagne toast

Sir Elijah Blake and Travis Malloy

Drumma Boy 

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com