Lil Nas X He was honored with Variety’s Innovator award at this year’s Hitmakers event on Saturday. Singer Chloe Bailey presented the award after introducing the artist behind “Industry Baby” and “Montero”.
“There couldn’t be a more fitting tribute to Lil Nas X. He embodied the spirit of bravery while also representing the culture so authentically and beautifully. Perhaps an artist would come once in a generation and literally change the world for the better.” “By being exactly who he is and attracting attention, by creating a world that is undeniably and exceptionally interesting, he pushed the door.”
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“Yes, he broke records. Yes, he broke barriers. He delivers in a creative way that is unparalleled and that is what makes him so worth it: Creator of the Year.”
Lil Nas X took to the stage to accept the award, and began his speech by joking, “I’ve had a lot of fun making people upset. I’m joking, I’m joking.”
“This year has taken a lot of mental strength from me to be able to keep pushing after first putting me at such a high position so quickly,” the musician continued. “I came out. I was myself. I did what I needed to do. I put in effort in every part of my career. I am simply grateful for this award. I am grateful for this year.”
Thank you to my team. Thank you Ron Perry. Thank you, Jack Harlow in between now in attendance… Thank you guys, I love you, Nas finished.
in a Interview with VarietyAnd In the Discuss how the music video relived the event solo with HelloInternet paranormal visuals of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby”. “I’m an internet producer, and now that I’m here, I can use all of these tools to my advantage,” he said. “I feel like I am in control of my career. I don’t give in to what someone on my team says. I can’t be successful without being creatively free.”
Hitmakers event related to diverseHitmakers’ December 2 edition honors the writers, producers, publishers, directors, and executives who helped produce—and break—the 25 most consumed songs of the year. Besides Lil Nas X, other artists honored at the event are Harlow for Songmaker of Tomorrow, BTS for Song of the Year, Billie Eilish and Finneas for Movie Song of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo for Songwriter of the Year, Lana Del Rey for the Decade Award , Normani for Collaborator of the Year, Polo J for Rising Star Award presented by Amazon Music, Kaley O’Shayce for Crossover Award, Glass Animals for Group of the Year, Walker Hayes for Sync of the Year and City Girls for the Future Is Female award presented by Motown Records.
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