Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lauryn Hill Among Winners at ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Music Awards

The power couple won Top R'n'B/Hip-Hop Song Award for their 'Drunk in Love' while Hill joined the likes of Dr. Dre, P. Diddy and Elton John as a recipient of ASCAP Golden Note Award.

AceShowbiz - %cJay-Z% and his wife %cBeyonce Knowles% were among those honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. During the ceremony taking place at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night, June 25, the power couple, along with %cTimbaland%, won the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song Award for their collaboration "Drunk in Love".

Jay-Z and Timbo were additionally named the winners in the Songwriter of the Year category. Other names honored at the event were %cKid Ink% and %cJeremih% who took home the Top Rap Song gong for their "Show Me" featuring %cChris Brown%, %cBart Millard% who bagged the Top Gospel Song honor for "I Can Only Imagine" and %cLauryn Hill% who received the ASCAP Golden Note Award.

The latter award was "among the most prestigious honors that ASCAP gives to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones." Hill joined past recipients of the prize, including %cPharrell Williams%, %cDr. Dre%, %cAlicia Keys%, %cP. Diddy%, %cReba McEntire%, %cLL Cool J%, %cJermaine Dupri%, %cStevie Wonder%, %cElton John% and many more.

In addition to accepting the award, Hill was present at the ceremony to perform a medley of her hits. Other performers taking the stage during the evening included %cD.R.A.M.% who did "Cha Cha", %cJazmine Sullivan% ("Forever Don't Last"), %cMigos% ("Handsome and Wealthy") and gospel artist %cSmokie Norful% ("No Greater Love").

  • Songwriters of the Year: %cJay-Z% and %cTimbaland%
  • Golden Note Award: %cLauryn Hill%
  • Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song: "Drunk in Love" - %cBeyonce Knowles% and %cJay-Z%
  • Top Rap Song: "Show Me" - %cKid Ink%, %cJeremih% and %cChris Brown%
  • Top Gospel Song: "I Can Only Imagine" - Written by %cBart Millard%

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