2016 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards

 

On June 23rd, ASCAP officially kicked off the summer at our 2016 Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, presented by REVOLT. Urban music A-listers like Kid Ink, Ne-Yo, Boi-1da, Brian Courtney Wilson, Tyrese and dozens more were on hand to pick up awards for writing and publishing the biggest R&B, hip-hop and gospel songs of last year. Capping off a week of record-breaking heat in LA, four ASCAP stars brought scorching live performances: Wale (“The Body” & “My PYT”), Bibi Bourelly (“Riot”), French Montana & Remy Ma (“All the Way Up”) and Anthony Brown & group therAPy (“Worth”). We honored Jeremih with the Songwriter of the Year Award, and gave the Publisher of the Year Award to Warner/Chappell.

The highlight of the Awards came at night’s end, when hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest were honored with our Golden Note Award, presented by André 3000 of Outkast. Tribe members Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White accepted their awards with grace, and paid tribute to their bandmate Phife Dawg, who passed away earlier this year. The night ended with a celebration of ATCQ’s legacy, led by surprise guest Busta Rhymes, who performed Tribe classics “Check the Rhime,” “Scenario” and more.

Golden Note Award
A Tribe Called Quest

 

Songwriter of the Year
Jeremih

Publisher of the Year
Warner/Chappell

 

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SONG
“Earned It”
(50 Shades of Grey)

by The Weeknd
Writers: Ahmad "Belly" Balshe (SOCAN)
Jason "Daheala" Quenneville (SOCAN)
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye (SOCAN)
Publishers: Songs of SMP
Universal Music Publishing
Universal Pictures Music
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

TOP RAP SONG
“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wapby Fetty Wap
Writers: Tony Fadd
Willie J. Maxwell
Publishers: 45th And 3rd Music Publishing Inc
BMG Gold Songs
GoodFella4Life Ent
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Tony Fadd Beats
Zoovier

AWARD WINNING R&B/HIP-HOP AND RAP SONGS

“679” by Fetty Wap Featuring Remy Boyz
Writers: Angel "Remy Boy Monty" Luis Cosme, Jr.
Willie J. Maxwell
Publishers: 45th and 3rd Music Publishing
BMG Gold Songs
Goodfella4life Ent
Remy Boy Monty Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.
Zoovier

“7/11” by Beyoncé
Writer: Beyoncé
Publishers: Oakland 13 Music
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“All Day” by Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney
Writers: Sean Combs
Rennard L. East
Noel Ellis (SOCAN)
Noah Goldstein
Kendrick Lamar
Paul McCartney (PRS)
French Montana
Patrick Reynolds
Allen Raphael Ritter
Malik Yusef
Publishers: Excuse My French Music
Hard Working Black Folks Inc
Jabriel Iz Myne
Justin Combs Publishing
MPL Communications Inc
Noah Goldstein Music
Plain Pat What Up Publishing
Reach Music Publishing Inc.
Ritter Boy
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Soundrights Music
Top Dawg Music
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“All Eyes On You” by Meek Mill Featuring Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
Writers: Sean Combs
Anthony Henderson
Steven Howse
Byron "Bizzy Bone" McCane
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace
Publishers: Big Poppa Music
Justin Combs Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Apparently” by J. Cole
Writer: Omen
Publisher: Dopart

“Ayo” by Chris Brown & Tyga
Writers: Jess Jackson
Mark Kragen
Publishers: Jess Jackson Publishing
Markkragenpub
Songs of SMP

“B**** Better Have My Money” by Rihanna
Writers: Bibi Bourelly
Ebony "Wondagurl" Oshunrinde (SOCAN)
Jamil “Deputy” Pierre
Publishers: BMG Gold Songs
Just Cut Da Check Music
Roc Nation Music
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Be Real” by Kid Ink Featuring Dej Loaf
Writers: Julian Gramma (SOCAN)
Brittany "Starrah" Hazzard
Kid Ink
Daouda Leonard
Dej Loaf
Publishers: Alumni Ink Publishing
BMG Gold Songs
Lil Loaf Publishing
People Over Planes
Savlanoot Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
These Are Songs of Pulse

“Blessings” by Big Sean Featuring Drake
Writers: Big Sean
Anderson "Vinylz" Hernandez
Allen Raphael Ritter
Publishers: My Last Publishing
Ritter Boy
Sony/ATV Tunes Llc
Universal Music Publishing
Vinylz Music Group

“The Body” by Wale Featuring Jeremih
Writers: Jeremih
Wale
Publishers: Dead Stock Music
Ohaji Publishing
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Call My Name” by AverySunshine
Writer: Dana Johnson
Publisher: Ruby Pete Publishing

“Classic Man” by Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
Writers: Iggy Azalea
Nathaniel Irvin
Roman Gianarthur Irvin
Publishers: Grand Hustle Anthems
Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“Comfortable” by K Camp
Writer: Leland Clopton
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

“Commas” by Future
Writer: Gary "DJ Spinz" Hill
Publishers: SNRS Productions
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj Featuring Beyoncé
Writers: Beyoncé
Shakur "Juice 808" Thomas
Publishers: Juice808 Productions
Oakland 13 Music
These Are Songs of Pulse
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)” by Rich Homie Quan
Writers: Gary "DJ Spinz" Hill
Nitti
Publishers: Regina’s Son Music
SNRS Productions
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“The Hills” by The Weeknd
Writers: Ahmad "Belly" Balshe (SOCAN)
Emmanuel "Mano" Nickerson
Tom Raybould (PRS)
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye (SOCAN)
Publishers: Connoisseur of Connoisseurs
Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Songs of SMP
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Hold You Down” by DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
Writers: Edward "L.D.B." Griffin
Jeremih
Anthony "Lee on The Beats" Norris
Publishers: BroadwayBricksEnt
Ohaji Publishing
Roc & Lee Music
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Hotline Bling” by Drake
Writer: Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies
Publishers:Nyan King Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“How About Now” by Drake
Writers: Jordan Evans (SOCAN)
Richard Cedric Hailey
Matthew "Boi-1Da" Samuels
Publishers: 1Damentional Publishing LLC
Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
LBN Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“How Many Times” by DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, & Jeremih
Writers: Big Sean
Anthony "Lee on The Beats" Norris
Andre "Dr. Dre" Young
Publishers: Ain't Nothin But Funkin' Music
My Last Publishing
Roc & Lee Music
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“I Bet” by Ciara
Writers: Ciara
Harmony Samuels
Theron Thomas
Timothy Thomas
Publishers: Darkchild Songs
H Money Music
Royalty Rightings
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
T N T Explosive Publishing
Universal Music Publishing

“I Don’t F**k With You” by Big Sean Featuring E-40
Writers: Big Sean
D.J. Rogers
Publishers: Jennifer Holliday Music Publishing
My Last Publishing
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Liquor” by Chris Brown
Writer: Irvin "Swirv" Whitlow
Publisher: Built By Music

“My Way” by Fetty Wap Featuring Monty
Writers: Angel "Remy Boy Monty" Luis Cosme, Jr.
Willie J. Maxwell
Publishers: 45th And 3rd Music Publishing
Goodfella4life Ent
Remy Boy Monty Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes Llc
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.
Zoovier

“New Flame” by Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
Writers: Mark Pitts
Keith Thomas
Usher
Publishers: Keef Tha Beef LLC
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
UR IV Music

“No Sleeep” by Janet Jackson Featuring J. Cole
Writers: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris
Terry Lewis
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing

“No Type” by Rae Sremmurd
Writer: Mike WiLL Made-It
Publishers: Sounds From Eardrummers
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Only” by Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Writers: Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
Theron Thomas
Timothy Thomas
Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Publishers: Artist Publishing Group West
Cirkut Breaker Llc
JMIKEMUSIC
Kasz Money Publishing
Prescription Songs
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
T N T Explosive Publishing
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Planes” by Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
Writers: Adam "Frank Dukes" Feeney (SOCAN)
Reginald Hargis
Anderson "Vinylz" Hernandez
Kia Jeffries
Jeremih
Adam "Chi Hoover" Woods
Publishers: BMG Gold Songs
H & R Lastrada Music
Nyan King Music, Inc.
Ohaji Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing
Vinylz Music Group
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Post to Be” by Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
Writers: Everton Bonner (PRS)
Chaka Demus
Samuel "Sam Hook" Jean
Lloyd Gitsy Willis (PRS)
Publishers: Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Normaharris Music Publishing
Sam Hook Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing

“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
Writers: Andrew Cedar
Justin Scott Franks (DJ Frank E)
Josh Hardy (APRA)
Dann Hume (APRA)
Phoebe Lou (APRA)
Publishers: Andrew Cedar Publishing
Artist Publishing Group West
J Franks Publishing
Universal Pictures Music
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Shame” by Tyrese
Writers: Warryn Campbell
Tyrese Gibson
Pentorious D.J. Rogers, Jr.
Publishers: Campbell Kids Publishing
Gibson And Gibson Music Publishing
Songs Of Peer Ltd
Sounds From The Soul
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“She Knows” by NE-YO Featuring Juicy J
Writers: Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
Shaffer “NE-YO” Smith
Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Publishers: Cirkut Breaker LLC
Kasz Money Publishing
Pen in the Ground Publishing
Prescription Songs
Universal Music Publishing

“Slow Motion” by Trey Songz
Writers: Jacob "JKash" Hindlin
Publishers: Prescription Songs
Rap Kingpin Music

Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“This Could Be Us” by Rae Sremmurd
Writers: Mike WiLL Made-It
Publishers: Sounds From Eardrummers
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Throw Sum Mo” by Rae Sremmurd Featuring Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
Writers: Jeremih
Mike WiLL Made-It
Adam "Chi Hoover" Woods
Publishers: Ohaji Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Sounds From Eardrummers
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Touchin, Lovin” by Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
Writers: Sean Combs
Chris Featherstone
Justin Featherstone
Matthew A. Featherstone
William Featherstone
Kevin Ross
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace
Publishers: Artist Publishing Group West
Bar Raising Anthems Publishing
Beautiful Imperfections
Big Poppa Music
Featherstone Music Publishing 101
Justin Combs Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap
Writers: Tony Fadd
Willie J. Maxwell
Publishers: 45th And 3rd Music Publishing Inc
BMG Gold Songs
GoodFella4Life Ent
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Tony Fadd Beats
Zoovier

“Truffle Butter” by Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Writers: Maya Coles (PRS)
Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies
Publishers: Nyan King Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“Try Me” by Dej Loaf
Writer: Dej Loaf
Publishers: BMG Gold Songs
Lil Loaf Publishing

“Tuesday” by I LOVE MAKONNEN Featuring Drake
Writer:Prestley Snipes
Publishers: Prestley Snipes
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Publishers: BMG Gold Songs
Thou Art the Hunger
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“Where Ya At” by Future Featuring Drake
Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

TOP GOSPEL SONG
“Worth Fighting For” by Brian Courtney Wilson
Writer: Brian Courtney Wilson
Publisher: Acer

AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SONGS

“All the Glory” by Alexis Spight
Writer: Travis Malloy
Publisher: Travis Malloy Music

“Bless Me” by J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Donnie McClurkin
Writers: Eric Davis
JJ Hairston
Publishers: E Dav Music
Yellow Boy Music

“Bless This House” by Dorinda Clark-Cole
Writer: Shanika Bereal
Publisher: JGurl Music

“Fill Me Up” by Casey J
Writer: Will Reagan
Publisher: United Pursuit Music

“For Your Glory” by Tasha Cobbs
Writer: Mia S. Booker
Publisher: I Thirst Music

“Gotta Have You” by Jonathan McReynolds
Writers: Warryn Campbell
Jonathan McReynolds
Publishers: Campbell Kids Publishing
JMcReynolds
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“I Am” by Jason Nelson
Writers: Jason Nelson
Dana T. Sorey
Publishers: C Bazz Publishing
Jaelyn Songs Music

“I’m Good” by Tim Bowman Jr.
Writers: Johntá Austin
Arthur Ross
Leon Ware
Marvin Winans
Publishers: Jobete Music Co Inc
Naked Under My Clothes Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“My Words Have Power” by Karen Clark Sheard Featuring Donald Lawrence & The Co.
Writer: Rick Robinson
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Kid Prodigy Music
Universal Music Publishing

“No Greater Love” by Smokie Norful
Writer: Smokie Norful
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Meadowgreen Music Company
Universal Music Publishing

“Worth” by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Writer: Anthony Brown
Publishers: Key of A Music Publishing
Tyscot Music

 
 
 
 

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