The event will be held on Thursday (Sept. 27) and will honor Meek Mill and others.
Billboard has announced its first-ever R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players celebratory event on Thursday (Sept. 27), honoring those who are driving, influencing and guiding the industry.
The invite-only evening will consist of a red carpet, cocktail reception and awards presentation, recognizing the Top 100 artists and executives defining hip-hop culture today.
The event will honor rapper Meek Mill with its inaugural R&B/hip-hop power players impact award, observing the strength he has demonstrated in the face of America's criminal justice system, the light he has shined on the country's need for justice reform and his constant creative output, including 140 million total streams and five Top 10 releases on the Billboard 200 albums chart. CNN’s Van Jones will present Mill with the award.