Connect for Variety‘s Hitmakers Honors, the annual celebration that spotlights the artists, labels, executives, producers, publishers, mixers, engineers, managers and marketers behind the year’s 25 most consumed songs. The red carpet and awards show will feature big names from Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa and HER
The event’s red carpet will be hosted by Varietyby Marc Malkin and Angelique Jackson, begins at 11 a.m. PT and can be watched through Varietyit is Twitter account. The Hitmakers Awards Ceremony, presented by TikTok partners IHG Hotels & Resorts and Luminate, will follow at 12:30 p.m. PT, which can be streamed live on Variety.com.
The brunch and the awards ceremony are linked to Varietyfrom Hitmakers which debuted in 2017. This year’s cover winners Elton John and Lipa will receive dual Hitmakers of the Year awards for the continued success of their “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” collaboration. Selena Gomez for Film Song of the Year, Lizzo for Record of the Year honoring “About Damn Time”, Omar Apollo for Future Icon Award presented by TikTok and Latto for Breakthrough Artist presented by Luminate, along with more winners.
Labels, executives and managers will also be recognized at the ceremony, headlined by Atlantic Records as Label of the Year. Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Entertainment will be named Director of the Year, while Kara DioGuardi of Arthouse Publishing/Records and Briidge will receive the A&R award. Ebonie Ward, the manager of artists such as Future, Gunna and Flo Milli, will receive the Manager of the Year award among other winners.