Bowdown: Queen Latifah Honored With Jimmy Iovine Icon Award At RMC Gala Dinner

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Thaddaeus McAdams

On Saturday, October 14, REVOLT hosted the second day of programming for the fourth annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel. The innovative, industry-wide networking experience continues through today, Sunday, October 15.

To close out the action-packed day of festivities, REVOLT hosted the annual 2017 RMC Gala Dinner, presented by Sean “Diddy” Combs (REVOLT Chairman) along with Andre Harrell (REVOLT Vice Chairman and Chair of the REVOLT Music Conference). Legendary rapper, actor, singer and producer Queen Latifah was honored with the prestigious Jimmy Iovine Icon Award, which is presented to industry leaders who have had a lasting impact and unique influence on music.

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The exclusive evening, hosted by Ryan Destiny (Actress, Star) and Quincy Brown (Actor, Star), featured heavy-hitting performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill, SZA, and Daniel Caesar. Ms. Lauryn Hill’s headlining performance included a cover of Queen Latifah’s Grammy Award-winning song, “U.N.I.T.Y” plus many of her original hits. The program also included video montages of Common, Toni Braxton, Lee Daniels, and Jada Pinkett Smith expressing their gratitude for Queen Latifah. Additional attendees included Cassie (Recording Artist), Monica Brown (Recording Artist), Fab 5 Freddie (Visual Artist), and more.

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