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.
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."
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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