BET Awards 2024: Pen Game Vicious: 5 Songs Showcasing Muni Long's Masterful Songwriting Talents

The veteran songwriter is set to deliver a special performance during Culture’s biggest night, airing on Sunday, June 30.

As the BET Awards 2024 approaches, anticipation builds not only to see who take home the win in major categories like “Album of the Year” and “Best New Artist” but also for star-studded performances and the opportunity to witness the talents of veteran songwriter Muni Long.

This year, the “Made for Me” singer is nominated for “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist” alongside Coco Jones, Doja Cat, H.E.R., SZA, Tyla, Victoria Monét, and Beyoncé. This marks Muni's second award nomination; in 2022, she was nominated for "Best New Artist" but lost to rapper Latto. However, she captivated the audience with a sultry performance of her viral hit single “Hrs & Hrs.” Muni is set to return for a performance you won't want to miss.

One aspect of her artistry that particularly shines is her exceptional songwriting skills, allowing her to craft compelling narratives and resonate deeply with listeners. As a seasoned songwriter, the 35-year-old has penned hit tracks for some of the biggest names in the business, including Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, and more. Ahead of the big event, we're highlighting some of our favorite tracks where Muni's songwriting skills genuinely shine.

Mark your calendars for the BET Awards 2024, hosted by Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, airing on Sunday, June 30th, at 8 p.m. Don't miss out on an evening of unforgettable performances and well-deserved accolades.

  • “Hrs and Hrs”

    “Hrs and Hrs” has become one of Muni’s signature tracks. The sultry sleeper record explored the theme of enduring love and has resonated with many, making it a must-have on any playlist.

    Its smooth production and heartfelt delivery make it perfect for those late-night listening sessions.

  • “Sneaky Link”

    Muni’s 2021 record “Sneaky Link” is a fun, catchy tune that showcases the songwriter’s playful side. The song’s upbeat tempo and cheeky lyrics showcase the veteran’s ability to blend pop sensibilities with R&B influences. 

  • “Build a Bae”

    In 2020, Muni tapped Alabama-based singer and rapper Yung Bleu for her hip-hop and r&b-inspired single “Build a Bae.”

    Featured on her EP Nobody Knows project, the track finds the singer outlining her expectations and requirements for a romantic partner, focusing primarily on financial assets. In the chorus, the songstress emphasizes that these are not mere desires but non-negotiable essentials for anyone who wants to be with her.

  • Thot Thoughts feat. Sukihana

    Another standout record from her EP Nobody Knows, “Thot Thoughts,” is a bold and unapologetic track that highlights Muni's fearless approach to songwriting. This song showcases her willingness to move away from traditional subjects and explore more provocative themes.

  • “No R&B” feat. Ann Marie

    Contrary to its title, Muni's song “No R&B,” featuring singer and rapper Ann Marie, offers a lush R&B sound. In this sultry track, Muni cautions that "this ain’t no R&B sh-t" and hints at potential consequences if crossed. The record is featured on the singer’s album Public Displays of Affection: The Album, released in September 2022.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

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