The recent Variety Hitmakers Event saw famous faces from all over come together to celebrate some of the biggest moments of 2021. Chloe Bailey, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Pusha T, City Girls, Avril Lavigne, Olivia Rodrigo, Lana Del Rey and many more were present, showing off their smart outfits, accepting their prices and chatting with the press about what they have in store for us next.
Everyone got it on their own
” Have Mercy ” singer Chloe Bailey has been chosen to honor fellow Georgia native Lil Nas X with the Innovator of the Year award . “ There couldn’t be a more fitting honor for Lil Nas X, ” she said with a big smile. “ He embodied the spirit of courage, also representing culture in an authentic and beautiful way. It might only be once in a generation that an artist comes along and literally changes the world for the better. Your impact goes beyond pop and hip-hop, and music in general . She added.
Separately, 23-year-old Jack Harlow was also honored, receiving the Hitmaker of Tomorrow award . “ I think if you would take a picture of me on that stage, and show it to this kid, he’d be pretty blown away, ” the “Way Out” rapper told the crowd. “ To be honest, all the ingredients were there. It was a competition, and it brought out the competitor in me, which is a big part of the kind I’m in. He then thanked all the books he read when he was younger for helping him get to where he is today, as the audience let out a round of applause.
Yung Miami and JT were also in the building to receive the Future is Female award . ” You always push us ,” hinted to listeners, Miami. ” It’s easy to lose sight of when things aren’t going as fast as you want them to but we have a team that stays on top because we’re like normal girls, sometimes we want to be rappers and day in and day out. next we want to be… ”. “With our man “, she added, which caused a soft burst of laughter between the two friends.
Steven Victor, Variety’s hitbreaker of the year, takes the opportunity to pay a final tribute to Pop Smoke
Victor started his career with internships at Universal Music Group and worked as a publicist for Interscope before moving to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label , where he helped sign Designer and 070 Shake . In addition to directing Victor Victor, he is now senior vice president of A&R at Universal and heads the William Victor Management Group which manages artists Pusha T, The-Dream and others. We can therefore say that he knows how to recognize a success when he hears one.
For him, it is obvious that the contagious energy of Pop Smoke , his flow, his approach and especially his sound signature have allowed him to produce all these songs that make him an intercontinental star today. “ If you look at any superstar, or any artist that’s had a really long career, they have a sound signature that they come in and develop from there. When I first met him I thought our biggest challenge would be finding a sound, but when he did ‘Welcome to the Party’ I was like, ‘This is interesting’ . He declared.
For information, Steven victor has throughout his speech, spoken well of Pop smoke so that his counterparts present, his fans as well as the whole world will never forget the great man who was the singer .
Additionally, Nas X took advantage of the Variety Hitmakers event to connect with several other aspiring stars like Olivia Rodrigo, Chloe Bailey, and Jack Harlow. Better, the artist managed to bring together as many celebrities as possible to join the TikTok “Bing Bong” trend.