WASHINGTON — The Wammie Music Awards were back in D.C. this weekend and familiar faces from WUSA9 also hosted the event.
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The 35th Annual Wammie Music Awards took place on Saturday at Capital Turnaround. The event was hosted by WUSA9’s Emmy award-winning anchor, Allison Seymour and Darren Hayes, who is voted #1 Sports Anchor in the DMV.
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“The Hitmakers Ball” celebrates the DMV's rich music legacy and its culture-shaping influence on style, fashion, and community. The evening was dedicated to celebrating the winners and local music community.
The award show started with a pre-event VIP and general reception with DJ 24/7. The 2.5-hour show with music by DJ D-REX will feature a variety of live performances which include the iconic Go-Go band EU, Grammy-nominated MuMu Fresh, Latin-Rock sensation Perro Sombra, The Howard University S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E. Marching Band, Rayshun LaMarr from The Voice, Country/Americana duet 3 Exits to Memphis, The MusicianShip’s Washington Youth Choir, Hip-Hop Artist Marc2Ray with Trap-Operatic Soprano Alexandria Chrichlow, Guitarist Nessa Dove, Posthumous tribute performers, Soprano Fairouz Foty & Harpist Megan-Joie Coleman, and Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Dominique Bianco.
The event also featured a special 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop tribute curated by Beau Young Prince, featuring DC Rap Pioneers, Whistle, and contemporary influencers such as Nonchalant, Uptown X.O., Pinky Killacorn, Innanet James, and DC Dancer LOSO accompanied with music by DJ Reddz.
New award categories like Best Music Video, Best Youth Artist-Group, Music Trailblazer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award among other distinguished honors were presented for the first time during the event.
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