CEO and Founder Jason Lee hosted his annual Impact Awards recognizing some of entertainment’s hottest trendsetters, celebrities, and icons who have made a lasting effect on the culture. 

The awards opened with a breathtaking performance by the one and only Grammy-nominated singer Chanté Moore, followed by opening remarks from Actress and Comedian Tiffany Haddish who returned as host for a second year. 

Photo 1: Tiffany Haddish and Jason Lee attend the 3rd Annual Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards
Photo 2: Icon Award winner, Babyface attends the 3rd Annual Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards
Photo 3: Fearlessness Award winner, Chlöe Bailey and sister Halle attend Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards

Evan Ross presented the first Impact Awards honor, detailing accolades for the Community Award to Vice President, Creative at Broadcast Music, Inc. Catherine Brewton. Tiffany Haddish presented Image Architect Law Roach with the Innovator Award which was followed by an intimate performance from R&B singer Muni Long featuring her hit “Hrs & Hrs.” Actor Sarunas Jackson presented the Fearlessness Award to Chlöe Bailey. Later, a recorded speech from Vice President Kamala Harris was played in which she thanked Jason Lee for his work in advancing and protecting the culture with the Impact Awards which honors leaders who shape our culture and our future. Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray presented a recorded acceptance from Whoopi Goldberg who received the Social Impact award, which was followed by Tyrese Gibson who presented 12x Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Babyface with the Icon Award. Attendees were pleased by a surprise performance from Chrisean Rock who performed “Vibe.” In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, rapper Joyner Lucas presented the Culture Award to the influential late rapper Tupac whose sister Sekyiwa ‘Set’ Shakur accepted on his behalf stating, “A voice for the culture is not just a trend but a call to action.” 

Grammy-winning gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds closed the show with a performance before Jason Lee joined Tiffany Haddish to say goodnight and thank the crowd. 

A special moment of the night was the official launch of Jason Lee’s Hollywood Cares Foundation, aimed at providing resources and assistance to communities in need, focusing on youth services. The foundation raised over $100K with a giant check presented by Deion Taylor on behalf of Robert F. Smith and Hidden Empire, followed by another contribution from the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation. 

Other notable guests included: Halle Bailey, Floyd Mayweather, Eric Bellinger, Yvette Nicole Brown, Law Roach, Fat Joe, Chrisean Rock, and Michael Blackson.

Photo Credit: Getty for Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards