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Taylor Swift, Elton John, Lil Durk & More Receive 2024 Anthem Awards, Honoring Their Social Impact Work

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah was cited in two categories.

​Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Beth Garrabrant

Vote.org and Taylor Swift on National Voter Registration Day, Elton John AIDS Foundation: Let Your Inner Elton Out and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Presents: In the Footsteps of the Freedomsurrection: A Walking Tour of January 6th are among the honorees in the human & civil rights category in the third annual Anthem Awards, which were announced on Tuesday (Jan. 30).

The Anthem Awards were launched in 2021 to highlight social impact work across the globe. They were founded by The Webby Awards in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, GLAAD, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.


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“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action,” Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards’ general manager, said in a statement. “In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate the progress happening globally.”

Amazon Music: Collaboration with Lil Durk, Musicians on Call: Making Prom Memories with Pediatric Patients and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Thank an Arts Teacher are among the honorees in the education, art & culture category.

The Hip Hop Museum: FlowScholar: The Universal Hip Hop Museum (THHM) and SixDegrees.org: Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon are among the honorees in the humanitarian action & services category.

WORD Creative and Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty are nominated in the diversity, equity and inclusion category, where other winners include The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks: Behind the Scenes of RuPaul’s Drag Race LGBTQ Herstory Month is among the honorees in the health category.

The Anthem Awards are also honoring seven individuals with special achievement awards – actors Matt Damon, Kevin Bacon, Selma Blair and Jesse Tyler Ferguson; ballet star Misty Copeland; business leaders Jesper Brodin (IKEA and Ingka) and creative director/fashion designer Aurora James; and community activist Leon Ford.

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This year’s Anthem winners were selected from a pool of more than 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Anthem judges are leaders with expertise that spans the Anthem cause areas including diversity, equity, & inclusion; education, art, & culture; health; human & civil rights; humanitarian action & services; responsible technology; and sustainability, environment, & climate.

A portion of program revenue is directed to The Anthem Fund, a grant program supporting emerging organizations working to advance the causes recognized by the Anthem Awards.

For the full list of winners and to watch winner acceptance speeches visit: http://anthemawards.com/winners.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam

Rock

Pearl Jam Hosting Listening Parties at These Indie Record Stores in Canada

Ahead of their Dark Matter album release on April 19, the Seattle band is bringing their new record to record stores in select locations.

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are shedding some light on Dark Matter.

The '90s icons are releasing their 12th full-length next Friday, April 19, but Canadian fans can get an advance listen at four independent record stores around the country this Sunday. On April 14, the band is hosting listening parties in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax and Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. (Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu is about a half hour drive for Montreal fans).

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