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8th Annual BMI Urban Awards……………. September 5, 2008

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Janet Jackson presented her music-making brothers —

Michael, Tito, Jackie, Marlon, Jermaine and Randy — with the lifetime achievement

BMI Icon award following a musical tribute at the award show celebrating R&B and hip-hop’s top hitmakers. While Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Randy reunited

Thursday to accept the award, Jermaine and Michael didn’t attend.

The tribute kicked off with dance troupe Jabbawockeez performing a funky

 “Dancing Machine” routine. Music group ONE sang “I Want You Back.”

JoJo and Lloyd partnered on “I’ll Be There”

before Mario unleashed a high-energy rendition of “Heartbreak Hotel”

and Keri Hilson crooned “Who’s Loving You.”

The finale featured Mario, Bobby Valentino,

Lloyd and Ray J teaming up for “Never Can Say Goodbye.”

Before presenting her brothers with the award,

Janet said her family was her greatest

commodity and that she was proud to salute her siblings for their accomplishments in the music industry.

MORE PICS COMING UP IN A BIT… JUST WAITING ON AN EMAIL! 🙂

kudos npr.org/bmi.com

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