Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Timbaland Win Big at 28th Annual ASCAP Awards

Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Timbaland Win Big at 28th Annual ASCAP Awards

Beyoncé, Kid Ink and Jeremih were also recognized during the event.

Published June 26, 2015

The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which honors the songwriters and publishers behind the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2014 R&B, hip hop, rap and gospel charts, brought together some of the biggest and brightest stars in music. Lauryn Hill, Jay Z and Timbaland received top honors for their musical efforts during the ceremony.

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According to Billboard, Timbaland and Jay Z tied for the title of Songwriter of the Year with Lauryn Hill earning the ultimate honor of the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The former Fugees frontwoman followed in the footsteps of previous recipients including Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. After accepting her prestigious award, L-Boogie performed a medley of her hits.

Jigga and Timbo were also recognized, along with Beyoncé, for Top Hip Hop/R&B Song, which they earned for their collaborative work on the 2013 smash "Drunk in Love."

Other winners included Sony/ATV Tunes for Publisher of the Year; Kid Ink and Jeremih for Top Rap Song ("Show Me," featuring Chris Brown); and Bart Millard for Top Gospel Song ("I Can Only Imagine").

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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