Watch Avery Sunshine Pay Tribute To Patti Labelle At The 2017 BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards

Last night Patti Labelle was honored with the BMI Icon Award at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and Avery Sunshine performed Labelle’s “Love, Need & Want You.” The ceremony took place in Atlanta at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall. Ledisi, BeBe Winans, Kierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard all performed songs from Labelle’s catalog as part of the tribute. Labelle surprised the audience with a spontaneous performance of “Over The Rainbow.” Sunshine’s church-nurtured vocals were ideal for the tribute and dazzled the excited audience. Avery Sunshine’s Twenty Sixty Four is out now.

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