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The Weeknd Chokes Up Receiving Quincy Jones' Humanitarian Award

The Weeknd was presented with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the inaugural Black Music Action Coalition Awards in Hollywood on Friday, Sept. 24.

The Weeknd Chokes Up Receiving Quincy Jones' Humanitarian Award

By FYI Staff

The Weeknd was presented with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the inaugural Black Music Action Coalition Awards in Hollywood on Friday, Sept. 24.


The honour recognizes the singer’s donations totalling more than $2M to social justice orgs, the US$500K to MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund in the US and the C$500K contributed to a fund for frontline workers at the Scarborough Health Network in Canada.

The Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award was also given to American singer H.E.R. ((born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson). Her stage name is an acronym for "Having Everything Revealed".

In the following acceptance speech, The Weeknd explains how he first met Q, how he taught him “that giving back is always more important than receiving,” and in an outburst of emotion he states emphatically that “This is the best award I’ve ever gotten in my life.”

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Drake leaves the court after the NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 17, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.
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Drake leaves the court after the NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 17, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.

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Torrential rainfall has reportedly left over 100,000 Canadian citizens without power.

A violent storm has rumbled through the Toronto metro area and left over 100,000 citizens without power on Tuesday (July 16), per BBC.

Even Drake’s mansion was caught in the line of fire. The 6 God posted a video to his Instagram Story from his Toronto estate with at least one floor completely flooded.

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