The Weeknd will receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award. The 31-year-old singer, actor, and filmmaker has done a lot of good with his fame.
The Weeknd Receiving Honor For His Contributions To Social Justice, Change and Equity Within The Past Year
Being able to sing is one thing. But being able to use your voice for good shows the true character of a person. In September, The Weeknd is set to be awarded a great honor.
Hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition, The Weeknd is to be honored with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the first annual Music in Action Awards.
According to Variety, causes that The Weeknd has donated several million dollars to include –
- Black Lives Matter Global Network
- The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative
- MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund
But this rapper is no stranger to his humanitarian efforts. The Canadian-born rapper has a long history of helping others. Additional efforts include a long list of accomplishments, like donations to –
- University of Toronto
- St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church in Toronto Canada
- Children’s Hospital in Atlanta (with Ryan Seacrest’ Foundation)
- A Maternity and Children’s Medical Center in Uganda
- The Equal Justice Initiative and more
Speaking on the music industry’s humanitarian contributions, Binta Niambi Brown (BMAC Co-Chairperson) stated –
“BMAC promised to work with the music industry to advance racial equity, and are proud to have done everything we said we would do. Now, while we celebrate the achievements of our industry, we also look forward to continued work with every company in our industry to eliminate all forms of systemic and structural racism. We welcome conversations with all who share our commitment to justice and equality and are enthusiastic about the change we will create together.”
One Hotel in West Hollywood will be the venue where the award will be issued on September 23rd.
Congratulations to The Weeknd, great job!