The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 25th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The star-studded event, which was attended by hundreds of songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to Quincy Jones and Pharrell Williams, and honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2011 R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap and Gospel charts.
The evening featured performances by DJ Don Cannon and rapper Meek Mill, and was attended by some of the top names in the music and entertainment industry, including Sidney Poitier, Jordin Sparks, Tyrese, Mary Mary, Kane Beatz, Marsha Ambrosius, Hit-Boy, NO ID, Clarence Avant, Wayne Brady, Warryn Campbell, and Kirko Bangz, among many others. Past ASCAP Songwriter of the Year recipients Kandi Burruss, Dave "Jam" Hall, Chad Hugo and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart were also in attendance to celebrate 25 years of Rhythm & Soul music.
Aaron J from RedCarpetImages.net was there to get some great pictures from the event.
Pharrell at podium after receiving the ASCAP Golden Note Award
Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese performing honoring Quincy Jones
Antonique Smith on the red carpet at the 2012 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
Miguel stops and poses for photographers on the red carpet
Jennia Fredrique on the red carpet at the 2012 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
Jordin Sparks arrives to the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
Fabolous stops for photographers at the 2012 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
Goapele on the red carpet at the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
Marsha Ambrosius arrives to the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
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