Jamaican Tony Kelly Recognized for Achievement at BMI R&B and Hip-Hop Awards

Tony Kelly Jamaican Music Producer BMI awards

Producer Tony Kelly received recognition for his achievements at the Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) R&B and Hip Hop Awards ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. He received two awards for “Luv” by Tory Lanez, a Canadian rapper. The recording sampled “Everyone Falls in Love,” the hit single by Tanto Metro and Devonte. Speaking to an interviewer from the Jamaica Observer, Kelly said he was told of the honor by his manager Janet Davidson. Kelly said that although he is a “very nonchalant person,” he felt very grateful for being honored in this way. He noted that both the original and sampling versions of the song did well, so he expected “much to come.” Attending the awards ceremony with Tony Kelly was emerging recording artiste Khaliah.

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