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Great showing for Canada at 27th ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards [News]

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Los Angeles, CA – The 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards went down on Thursday in L.A. and several Canadians were recognized for their work including the likes of Drake, Noah “40″ Shebib, Boi-1da, Nineteen85 and Majid Jordan. It was an especially big night for Mike WiLL Made-It, who won Songwriter of the Year with tracks like “23″ and “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” to name a few. Check out the official ASCAP press release and award info below.


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event honored music producer and mogul Jermaine Dupri, singer-songwriter and producer Ne-Yo, and hit music maker Mike WiLL along with honoring the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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During the ceremony, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, songwriter and producer Jermaine Dupri was presented with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, along with surprise guests Usher and Bow Wow, and ASCAP VP of Rhythm & Soul/Urban Music Nicole George-Middleton. The award is among the most prestigious honors that ASCAP gives, and is awarded to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius that will enrich generations to come. Past recipients include Ashford & Simpson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dr. Dre, Berry Gordy Jr. & Motown Industries, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Patti Smith, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder.

Prolific songwriter-producer Ne-Yo was awarded the ASCAP Golden Note Award by Nicole George-Middleton. This award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Previous honorees include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jay Z, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder.

The Songwriter of the Year Award went to hit maker Mike WiLL, who has amassed great success through the numerous top 10 hits he’s written including “Bandz a Make Her Dance” for Juicy J, “Pour It Up” for Rihanna, “Bugatti” for Ace Hood and “Body Party” for Ciara, to name a few.

Other winners include Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford “T.I.” Harris, who received the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song award for the hit “Blurred Lines;” Dion “NO ID” Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Nash and Timbaland were awarded the Top Rap Song of the Year for “Holy Grail;” and Anthony Brown was honored with the Top Gospel Song Award for “Testimony.” The Publisher of the Year Award went to Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

The evening featured performances by Lecrae, Anthony Brown, Jekalyn Carr, Jennifer Hudson, Mario, Mike WiLL protégés Rae Sremmurd, a DJ battle between DJ Nabs and DJ SNS, and house band The Komposers. The Jermaine Dupri segment was also highlighted by surprise performances by Usher and Bow Wow. Other evening highlights included a fun-filled DJ Battle with DJ Nabs and DJ SNS as well as an interactive photo booth with BEATS Music.

For more coverage of the Rhythm & Soul Awards, please visit the ASCAP website.

Award Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Full list of R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

“F**kin Problems” by A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar

Writers: Kendrick Lamar, Noah “40″ Shebib, Stephen “Static Major” Garrett, Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps

Publishers: Hard Working Black Folks Inc, Herbilicious Music, Reservoir Media Music, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Top Dawg Music, Ty Epps Music, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake ft. Majid Jordan

Writers: Drake, Jordan Ullman (SOCAN), Majid Al Maskati (SOCAN), Noah “40″ Shebib, Paul “Nineteen85″ Jefferies

Publishers: Is Love and Above, Nyan King Music, Inc., OTEK South, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Summer of 85, Inc., Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“No New Friends (SFTB Remix)” by DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Writers: Allen Raphael Ritter, Drake, Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Noah “40″ Shebib, W. Coleman (Mike Zombie)

Publishers: 1Damentional Publishing LLC, Airi Imprints, Is Love and Above, Ritter Boy, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“Started From the Bottom” by Drake

Writers: Noah “40″ Shebib, W. Coleman (Mike Zombie)

Publishers: Airi Imprints, Is Love and Above, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

Award Winning Rap Songs

Full list of Rap Songs

“F**kin Problems” by A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar

Writers: Kendrick Lamar, Noah “40″ Shebib, Stephen “Static Major” Garrett, Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps

Publishers: Hard Working Black Folks Inc, Herbilicious Music, Reservoir Media Music, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Top Dawg Music, Ty Epps Music, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Started From the Bottom” by Drake

Writers: Noah “40″ Shebib, W. Coleman (Mike Zombie)

Publishers: Airi Imprints, Is Love and Above, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

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