Jamal Edwards To Receive Posthumous Award For His Contribution To Music 

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

17 May 2022

Music pioneer Jamal Edwards will be honoured with the Music Industry Trusts (MITS) Award recognising his contribution to the music industry.

The SBTV founder passed away tragically in February at the age of 31.

The award will be presented to Jamal’s family at a gala ceremony in The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel on November 7th.

The event will be held in aid of the BRIT Trust, Nordoff Robbins and The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust

His mother Brenda, said: “It is very humbling for the family to be accepting this award on behalf of our beloved Jamal and we are delighted to have the MITS highlight the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust alongside The BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins,” 

“We know that Jamal will be looking down on us on 7th November – busting with pride that his absolute love of the music industry and giving back to the less fortunate in society has been recognised in this way. Thank you MITS!”

Toby Leighton-Pope, co-chairman of the MITS Award committee, said: “Jamal Edwards changed the face of the music industry in his 31 years, his achievements could be on par with someone 60 years into the business,”

“His influence on the music scene as it is today should never be underestimated, just look at some of the UK’s biggest artists, tours and hits today, and Jamal will have played a part in some way.”