In addition to recognizing DJs for their significant role within today’s culture of music, the show honored two veterans from the industry: Usher presented Jermaine Dupri with the Breaking Barriers Award and Pharrell presented Timbaland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jermaine also combined forces with Snoop, Ludacris and Diddy for a special performance of his song ‘Welcome To Atlanta (Coast 2 Coast Remix)‘ for the live audience. Watch it below. “I’m truly blessed to be honored with the Breaking Barriers Award. 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,” said JD while accepting the award.