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Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams Honored; EMI Wins Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards.

Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill performed, as did DJ Don Cannon and gospel singer James Fortune before a crowd that included actor Sidney Poitier, singer Jordin Sparks, comedian Wayne Brady, and producers Hit-Boy and NO ID, among many others.

Top song honors were handed out for Hip-Hop/R&B Song ("Sure Thing" by Miguel, written by Happy Perez and Miguel Pimentel), Rap Song ("Look At Me Now" by Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, written by Jean-Baptiste Kouame II and Wesley Pentz) and Gospel Song ("I Smile" by Kirk Franklin, written by Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Steven Lewis), while Noah "40" Shebib -- who penned a number of Drake songs -- took home the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award.

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Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese performed a tribute to Quincy Jones, before the super producer was co-presented with the Founders Award by ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

EMI Music Publishing won its award for the 18th year running, and 20th out of 25 years, a remarkable accomplishment, though the award was put in perspective as "Big" Jon Platt, the North American creative president for EMI Music Publishing who was on hand to accept the honor, announced earlier this week he would be leaving EMI after 17 years. EMI had 18 songs honored at the awards, including tracks by Kanye West, Beyonce, and Wiz Khalifa.

See the complete list of ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award winners after the jump.

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Complete List of ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award Winners 

R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song:

"SURE THING"

by Miguel

Writers: Happy Perez, Miguel Pimentel

Publishers: Amaya Sofia Publishing, MJP Music, Universal Music Publishing

 

Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:

"6 FOOT 7 FOOT" by Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz

Writers: William A. Attaway, Irving Burgie

Publisher: Caribe Music

 

"ALL OF THE LIGHTS" by Kanye West

Writers: Fergie, Malik Yusef Jones, Kid Cudi

Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, EMI Music Publishing, Headphone Junkie Publishing LLC, Jabriel Iz Myne, Universal Music Publishing

 

"BEST THING I NEVER HAD" by Beyoncé

Writers: Antonio Dixon, Larry "S1" Griffin, Jr., Beyoncé Gisselle Knowles, Caleb Sean McCampbell, Shea Taylor

Publishers: Antonio Dixon's Muzick, B Day Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Keys In Motion Publishing, N 22nd Publishing, Roc Nation Music, Vohndee's Soul Music Publishing

 

"BLACK AND YELLOW" by Wiz Khalifa

Writers: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Wiz Khalifa

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, PGH Sound, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"CAN'T BE FRIENDS" by Trey Songz

Writer: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Publisher: KAB America Inc

 

"DID IT ON 'EM"" by Nicki Minaj

Writer: Justin Ellington

Publisher: Nicholas Ellington Publishing

 

"DOWN ON ME" by Jeremih Featuring 50 Cent

Writers: 50 Cent, Keith James, Jeremih

Publishers: 50 Cent Music, Ohaji Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Truth Faction, Universal Music Publishing

 

"FALL FOR YOUR TYPE" by Jamie Foxx Featuring Drake

Writer: Noah "40" Shebib

Publisher: Roncesvalles Music Publishing

 

"FAR AWAY" by Marsha Ambrosius

Writers: Sterling Simms, Justin "Just Blaze" Smith

Publishers: FOB Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, YS Publishing

 

"HEADLINES" by Drake

Writers: Matthew "Boi-1Da" Samuels, Noah "40" Shebib

Publishers: 1Damentional Publishing LLC, EMI Music Publishing, Is Love and Above, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC

 

"HOW TO LOVE" by Lil Wayne

Writer: Mack Maine

Publishers: Beamer Boy Publishing, Bling Bling Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"I SMILE" by Kirk Franklin

Writers: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Terry Steven Lewis

Publishers: Avant Garde Music Publishing Inc, EMI Music Publishing, Flyte Tyme Tunes

 

"I'M DOING ME" by Fantasia

Writer: Chuck Harmony

Publishers: Chuck Harmony's Housepublishing, EMI Music Publishing, Normaharris Music Publishing

 

"I'M ON ONE" by DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Writer: Noah "40" Shebib

Publisher: Roncesvalles Music Publishing

 

"LOOK AT ME NOW " by Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

Writers: Jean-Baptise Kouame II, Wesley Pentz

Publishers: The Bad Bad Guys, BMG Chrysalis, I Like Turtles Music

 

"MAKE A MOVIE" by Twista Featuring Chris Brown

Writers: Aaron Levius Brunson, The Legendary Traxster, Twista

Publishers: Almo Music Corporation, The Legendary Traxster Music, Stayin High Music, Universal Music Publishing, Who Done That Hit

 

"MAN DOWN" by Rihanna

Writers: Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas

Publishers: T N T Explosive Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"MARVIN AND CHARDONNAY" by Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash

Writers: Darhyl Camper, Jr., Jeffrey "Roscoe Dash" Johnson, Jr.

Publishers: Almo Music Corporation, Campstar Music, EMI Music Publishing, Lines In Music Publishing LLC, Roscoe Dash Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"MARVIN'S ROOM" by Drake

Writers: Adrian "X" Eccleston (SOCAN), Noah "40" Shebib

Publishers: Adrian Eccleston (SOCAN), Roncesvalles Music Publishing

 

"MY LAST" by Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown

Writers: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Terry Steven Lewis, Dion "No ID" Wilson

Publishers: BMG Chrysalis, EMI Music Publishing, Flyte Tyme Tunes, Let The Story Begin Publishing

 

"NI**AS IN PARIS" by Jay-Z & Kanye West

Writer: Shawn Carter

Publisher: Carter Boys Music

 

"NO BS" by Chris Brown

Writer: Christopher "Dow Jones" Whitacre

Publishers: Nappy Boy Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, West Coast Livin Publishing

 

"NO HANDS" by Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale

Writers: Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson, Jeffrey "Roscoe Dash" Johnson, Jr., Juaquin "Waka Flocka Flame" Malphurs, Wale

Publishers: Almo Music Corporation, Dead Stock Music, Juaquinmalphurspublishing, Lines In Music Publishing LLC, Roscoe Dash Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Inc., Young Drumma

 

"OTIS" by Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding

Writers: James Campbell (PRS), Shawn Carter, Reginald Connelly (PRS), Milk Dee, Harry Woods

Publishers: Campbell Connelly and Co Ltd (PRS), Carter Boys Music, EMI Music Publishing, Hot Butter Milk Music Inc., Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"OUT OF MY HEAD" by Lupe Fiasco Featuring Trey Songz

Writers: Arden "Keyz" Altino, Ronnie "Lil Ronnie" Jackson

Publishers: Big R Publishing, Einnor Music, EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Inc., Wonda Songs Inc.

 

"PRETTY GIRL ROCK" by Keri Hilson

Writers: Chuck Harmony, Ralph A. Mac Donald, Ne-Yo, William Salter, Bill Withers

Publishers: Antisia Music Inc, Bleunig Music, BMG Chrysalis, Chuck Harmony's Housepublishing, EMI Music Publishing, Normaharris Music Publishing, Pen In The Ground Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"QUICKIE" by Miguel

Writers: Miguel Pimentel, Brian Warfield

Publishers: B Dizzle Muzik, MJP Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

 

"ROLL UP" by Wiz Khalifa

Writers: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Wiz Khalifa

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, PGH Sound, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"SHE AIN'T YOU" by Chris Brown

Writers: John Bettis, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Jean-Baptise Kouame II, Steve Porcaro

Publishers: The Bad Bad Guys, BMG Chrysalis, Hitco South, John Bettis Music, Poo B Z Publishing Inc, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

 

"SO IN LOVE" by Jill Scott Featuring Anthony Hamilton

Writer: Lee Hutson, Jr., Jill Scott

Publishers: Blue's Baby Music, EMI Music Publishing, La Kasa Sole, Universal Music Publishing

 

"SUPER BASS" by Nicki Minaj

Writers: Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, Roahn "First Born" Hylton

Publishers: Artist Publishing Group West, EMI Music Publishing, FB Da Mastermind Music Publishing, JMIKEMUSIC, Warner/Chappell Music

 

"THAT WAY" by Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross

Writers: Keith James, Jeremih, Wale

Publishers: Dead Stock Music, Ohaji Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Truth Faction, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"UNUSUAL" by Trey Songz Featuring Drake

Writers: Floyd "A1" Bentley, John "D.O.E." Maultsby

Publishers: Bentley Dream Team Ent, Jerry Lee

 

"WALKING" by Mary Mary

Writers: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Neal B. Conway, Crystal Waters

Publishers: Basement Boys Music Inc, C-Water Publishing Inc, EMI Music Publishing, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song, Wet Ink Red Music

 

"WET THE BED" by Chris Brown Featuring Ludacris

Writers: Joseph "Lonny" Bereal, Jr., Steven Kubie, Ludacris, Andre Merritt, Amber "Sevyn" Streeter

Publishers: Am Bee Street Publishing, Floaty Frog Publishing Company, Lonnalistic Hitz, Ludacris Worldwide Publishing, Ms Lynn Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"WHAT'S MY NAME" by Rihanna Featuring Drake

Writers: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Hermansen

Publisher: EMI Music Publishing

 

"YOU ARE" by Charlie Wilson

Writers: ChipDays, Wirlie Morris, Mahin Wilson

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Escribir Publishing, Mamas Pebbly Publishing, Nephew Wirlie Music Company

 

"YOU BE KILLIN 'EM" by Fabolous

Writers: Fabolous, Ryan Leslie

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, J Brasco, NS4Life Music Publishing Inc, Universal Music Publishing

 

RAP SONGS

Top Rap Song:

"LOOK AT ME NOW"

by Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

Writers: Jean-Baptise Kouame II, Wesley Pentz

Publishers: BMG Chrysalis, I Like Turtles Music, The Bad Bad Guys

 

Award-Winning Rap Songs:

"6 FOOT 7 FOOT" by Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz

Writers: William A. Attaway, Irving Burgie

Publisher: Caribe Music

 

"ALL OF THE LIGHTS" by Kanye West

Writers: Fergie, Malik Yusef Jones, Kid Cudi

Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, EMI Music Publishing, Headphone Junkie Publishing LLC, Jabriel Iz Myne, Universal Music Publishing

 

"BLACK AND YELLOW" by Wiz Khalifa

Writers: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Wiz Khalifa

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, PGH Sound, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"GIVE ME EVERYTHING" by Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

Writer: Ne-Yo

Publishers: Pen In The Ground Publishing, Universal Music Publishing

 

"HEADLINES" by Drake

Writers: Matthew "Boi-1Da" Samuels, Noah "40" Shebib

Publishers: 1Damentional Publishing LLC, EMI Music Publishing, Is Love and Above, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC

 

"I'M ON ONE" by DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Writer: Noah "40" Shebib

Publishers: Roncesvalles Music Publishing

 

"MY LAST" by Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown

Writers: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Terry Steven Lewis, Dion "No ID" Wilson

Publishers: BMG Chrysalis, EMI Music Publishing, Flyte Tyme Tunes, Let The Story Begin Publishing

 

"NO HANDS" by Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale

Writers: Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson, Jeffrey "Roscoe Dash" Johnson, Jr., Juaquin "Waka Flocka Flame" Malphurs, Wale

Publishers: Almo Music Corporation, Dead Stock Music, Juaquinmalphurspublishing, Lines In Music Publishing LLC, Roscoe Dash Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Inc., Young Drumma

 

"PARTY ROCK ANTHEM" by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

Writers: Skyler "Sky Blu" Gordy, Stefan "Redfoo" Gordy, David (GoonRock) Listenbee, Peter H. Schroeder III

Publisher: Party Rock

 

"ROLL UP" by Wiz Khalifa

Writers: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Wiz Khalifa

Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, PGH Sound, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"SUPER BASS" by Nicki Minaj

Writers: Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, Roahn "First Born" Hylton

Publishers: Artist Publishing Group West, EMI Music Publishing, FB Da Mastermind Music Publishing, JMIKEMUSIC, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

"THE SHOW GOES ON" by Lupe Fiasco

Writers: Isaac Brock, Dustin W. Brower, Dann Gallucci, Daniel "Kane Beatz" Johnson, Eric Judy

Publishers: Artist Publishing Group West, Best Dressed Chicken in Town, Jimmy Rollins Entertainment Group, LLC, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

 

GOSPEL SONGS

Top Gospel Song:

"I SMILE"

by Kirk Franklin

Writers: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Terry Steven Lewis

Publishers: Avant Garde Music Publishing Inc, EMI Music Publishing, Flyte Tyme Tunes

 

Award-Winning Gospel Songs:

"BE STILL" by Yolanda Adams

Writer: Donald "Drathoven" Atkins

Publishers: Drathoven Music, Suite 7677 Muzick

 

"I BELIEVE" by James Fortune & FIYA Featuring Zacardi Cortez & Shawn McLemore

Writer: James Fortune

Publishers: Black Smoke Music World Wide, Fiyaworld

 

"I GIVE MYSELF AWAY" by William McDowell

Writer: William David McDowell

Publisher: Delivery Room Publishing

 

"IN THE MIDDLE" by Isaac Carree

Writers: Gerald Haddon, Tammi Haddon

Publishers: Precious Baby Publishing, T Bella Music

 

"WALKING" by Mary Mary

Writers: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Neal B. Conway, Crystal Waters

Publishers: Basement Boys Music Inc, C-Water Publishing Inc, EMI Music Publishing, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song, Wet Ink Red Music

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD:

 Noah "40" Shebib

"FALL FOR YOUR TYPE"

"HEADLINES"

"I'M ON ONE"

"MARVIN'S ROOM"

 

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR:

EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

"ALL OF THE LIGHTS"

"BEST THING I NEVER HAD"

"BLACK AND YELLOW"

"HEADLINES"

"I SMILE"

"I'M DOING ME"

"MARVIN & CHARDONNAY"

"MY LAST"

"OTIS"

"OUT OF MY HEAD"

"PRETTY GIRL ROCK"

"ROLL UP"

"SO IN LOVE"

"SUPER BASS"

"WALKING"

"WHAT'S MY NAME"

"YOU ARE"

"YOU BE KILLIN EM"

 

FOUNDERS AWARD:

QUINCY JONES

 

GOLDEN NOTE AWARD:

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

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