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MIAMI/FLORIDA- The Launch Music Awards will be honoring Pitbull, DJ Khaled,  Inner Circle, Betty Wright and The 2 live crew at the "2020 Launch Music Awards";  the biggest virtual event of the year. Bringing to you special performances from your  favorite artists, giveaways and more to the comfort of your own home. 


Big Announcement from the LMA's! The Game Changers of the year have been  announced; Pitbull and DJ Khaled. 


Pitbull:
Some may know him as Pitbull, Mr305, Armando Christian Perez, Mr. Worldwide.  However you know him, feel free to add "gamechanger" to his many titles. Pitbull  has been chosen to be honored with the "gamechanger of the year" award. From his  early beginnings Pitbull has proven his dedication through consistency and positive  influential energy. With major hits like; I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", "The  Anthem" featuring Lil Jon, "International Love" featuring Chris Brown, "Give Me  Everything" featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer, "Back In Time" & more, Pitbull has  changed the game! Selling way over 100 million singles & over 7.5 million albums  worldwide; Pitbull is on his game. This Billboard ranking Top Artist, as of May 2020,  has over 15 billion views on youtube. The versatility shows from not only being an  artist, but also a songwriter and record producer. Congratulations Pitbull! " Dale". 


DJ Khaled: 
The LMA's also has decided to award Khaled with "gamechanger of the year" award.  Dj Khaled has played a major role in the community since the beginning of his  career. Since the start of his career at 99 Jamz to becoming the founder of We The  Best Music Group; he's impacted the community. Always showing love to Miami,  something that never goes unnoticed. This game changer of the year has made a  huge impact in the music community. From his early beginnings as a DJ to  becoming a Grammy award winning producer. He proves just how limitless he truly  is. Khaled has become one of the most influential creators of our time. With various  awards and nominations (6 wins & 24 nominations), that shows his versatility. Such  as; Higher ft Nipsey Hussle and John Legend which won a Grammy for Best  Rap/Sung Performance. (Which has more than 34 million views.) To Wild Thoughts  ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, another hit that won Best Collaboration at the BET  Awards. (This song currently has over 921 million views on Youtube.) And the list  continues. 
The Icon award winners have been announced Inner Circle, Betty Wright and The 2 Live Crew. 


Inner Circle: 
We honor the exemplary Inner Circle with the Icon Award at the LMA's. The Bad  Boys have changed the sound of reggae forever. With Grammy Award winning hits  such as "Bad Boys" & "Sweat"; they never seem to disappoint. They have achieved  great success around America as well as in Europe. With their music being used in  numerous shows and films. Such as; the show Cops, the film Beverly Hills Cop III, the  film Bad Boys II, etc. Leaving their Reggae style stamp on the Music Industry forever. 


Betty Wright: 
The late great Betty Wright will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2020 LMA's.  This Grammy award winning artist left her print in the R&B community. May her soul  rest in peace, as the icon will be remembered forever in our hearts.

 
2 Live Crew: 
Iconic, 2 Live Crew couldn't be forgotten either. From their days getting arrested for  performing the music they wanted to. To then go to the supreme court to prove that  they had a right to artistically create. The icons are the reason you see that explicit  content sticker on the bottom of those cover arts. The memorable and respectable  crew paved the way for many artists to be able to create freely. Something we won't  ever forget and always will respect.


"I've been able to see such great talents come up in Miami, really changing the  industry. Since their early beginnings constantly on the grind. We are beyond  excited to honor these artists at the 1st annual Launch Music Awards." Said CEO of  ALMBG & Presenter of the LMA's Abebe Lewis. 
The LMA's will air live this Labor Day weekend online, the biggest virtual event of  the year. 


Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Voting will be open  to the public soon. 
For artwork, press assets and further information please email  launchmusicawards@gmail.com 


THE 2020 LAUNCH MUSIC AWRDS