Influential Rap Trio Migos to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award at 31st Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21st in Los Angeles

June 15, 2018

New York, NY, June 15, 2018 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 31st annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Los Angeles. ASCAP will honor Grammy Award- nominated hip-hop trio, Migos, with the ASCAP Vanguard Award. Members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will attend the ceremony to accept the prestigious honor. The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter and publisher members with awards for the most performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music. Past ASCAP Vanguard Award honorees include Kendrick Lamar, Beastie BoysTaio CruzDiploJanelle MonáeSantigold, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, The Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Beck and Bjork .

“From their peerless triplet-based raps to bringing the dab to pop culture, Migos have been one of the most influential acts in hip-hop,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams.  “After breaking out with “Versace” in 2013, Offset, Quavo and Takeoff proved that they could bring their trap style to the top of the charts. Their inimitable chemistry transcends genre.”

All three members of Migos hail from the Atlanta, Georgia area. The trio hit the music scene in 2012 with their mixtape, No Label. Their breakout-hit single, “Versace,” landed them their first song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. In 2015, their song “Look At My Dab” started the viral dance known as “dabbing.” The dance gained worldwide attention with other artists and athletes catching on.

Migos released the smash single, “Bad and Boujee,” in October 2016, which soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, earning them their first #1 single and a Grammy nomination. They have since gone on to release other Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, including “Motor Sport” (with Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj), peaking at #6, “Stir Fry,” peaking at #8 and “Walk It Talk It” (featuring Drake), peaking at #10. Their third album, Culture II, was released in January 2018 and was certified platinum in May. Migos are signed to Quality Control Music/ Capitol.

As previously announced, the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards event will also honor the popular 90s R&B group Xscape with the illustrious ASCAP Golden Note Award. Other awards to be presented include Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will feature live performances and guests will include top names in the music and entertainment industry.

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 825,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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