LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Usher speaks onstage at the 2018 Global Spin Awards at The Novo by Microsoft on February 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Global Spin Awards)
Usher, Ludacris, Diddy, and More Celebrate “Grammys for DJs”
REVOLT and the Global Spin Awards (GSA) joined forces for the sixth annual awards show honoring the most dynamic and talented DJs from around the world. The Global Spin Awards, which will air Thursday, February 22nd on REVOLT at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT, took place in Los Angeles on February 15th at the NOVO at LA Live. Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, also known as DJ Snoopadelic, took the stage as host to present the 2018 Global Spin Award recipients DJ Khaled, DJ Camilo, DJ Carisma, Diploand more, who took home top honors.
In addition to recognizing DJs for their significant role within today’s culture of music, the show honored two timeless legacies from the industry: Usher presented Jermaine Dupri with the Breaking Barriers Award and Pharrell presented Timbaland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I’m truly blessed to be honored with the Breaking Barriers Award,” said honoree Jermaine Dupri. “I’ve worked with so many talented artists and DJs to produce great music over the years. The secret to breaking musical barriers is simple – practice makes perfect. For all the DJs out there that have supported and accepted me, I thank you for playing my records and sharing it with the world.
“I love music. I was a DJ first, and when I didn’t like the music out there, I decided to make beats and create music for the fans,” said Lifetime Achievement honoree Timbaland. I’d really like to thank all the DJs that have played my records, and continue to play my records every day. It feels a little weird receiving this Lifetime Achievement Award, because I feel like I’m just getting started.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, and Ludacris took the stage for a legendary performance of Welcome to Atlanta (Coast to Coast Remix). The show also included an epic performance by Fabolous and Jadakiss with additional performances by Nipsey Hussle and A Boogie.
Presenters for the night included GSA founder Shawn Prez, Victor Oladipo, Vashtie, Justin Combs, Quincy, Nichole Sherzinger, King Combs, Young M.A, Angela Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, and more.
King Combs also took the stage during the Global Spin Awards pre-show hosted by REVOLT’s Hannah Rad, airing Thursday, February 22nd at 8:30pm ET. The pre-show will feature celebrity interviews and gives viewers an exclusive sneak peek of the 2018 Global Spin Awards.
The 2018 Global Spin Awards Winners Include:
DJ OF THE YEAR- DJ Khaled
NATIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Camilo
FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Carisma
DJ RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR – DJ Drama/Don Cannon – Generation Now
To watch the full 2018 Global Spin Awards, tune in to REVOLT on Thursday, February 22nd at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT and the pre-show at 8:30Pm ET/5:30pm PT. For REVOLT channel listings go to www.REVOLT.tv/listings and to join the social conversation follow @REVOLTtv and @GlobalSpin365 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.