2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

On June 22, ASCAP celebrated their unparalleled roster of urban music giants, past and present, at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, presented by REVOLT. “Our 30th annual Awards brought out a-list talent, including 2 Chainz, Boi-1da, Anthony Brown, French Montana, Remy Ma, Mike Will Made-It, PartyNextDoor, Yo Gotti and Young Greatness, to pick up awards for writing and publishing the biggest R&B, hip-hop and gospel songs of last year.”

Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies and Allen Ritter tied for Songwriter of the Year, and Sony/ATV earned our Publisher of the Year Award. As a heat wave brought record-breaking temperatures to LA, four phenomenal performers turned it up even further: Jeremih (“Oui”), Tasha Cobbs Leonard (“Greater God”), Kyle (“iSpy” & “Nothing to Lose”) and H.E.R. (in her debut live performance).

GOSPEL SONGS
Top Gospel Song: BETTER by Hezekiah Walker
Writer: Gabriel J Hatcher II
Publisher: Phatchordzproductions

Award-Winning Gospel Songs
#YDIA by Zacardi Cortez
Writers: Izk “IkeThaWrita” Jenkins, Fred “Traxx” Sanders
Publishers: Black Smoke Music, World Wide Hotskins Music
Ink Boi Productionz, Traxx Sanders Publishing

123 VICTORY by Kirk Franklin featuring Pharrell Williams
Writer: Lawrence “KRS-One” Parker
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

THE ANTHEM by Todd Dulaney
Writers: Joth Hunt (APRA), Henry Seeley, Liz Webber (APRA)
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis, Integrity Worship Music

BE LIKE JESUS by Deitrick Haddon
Writer: Marcus Hodge
Publisher: MarcusHodgeMusic

BLESS THE LORD by Anthony Brown & group therapy featuring Doretha ‘Dodi’ Sampson
Writer: Anthony Brown
Publishers: Key of A Music Publishing, Tyscot Music

I’M GOOD by Tim Bowman Jr.
Writers: Johntá Austin, Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
Publishers: Naked Under My Clothes Music, Jobete Music Co Inc, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

I’M YOURS by Casey J
Writer: Casey J
Publishers: Casey Hobbs Music,MDB Music Group,Tyscot Music

PUT A PRAISE ON IT by Tasha Cobbs featuring Kierra Sheard
Writer: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Publishers: Meadowgreen Music Company,Tasha Cobbs Music Group

SPIRIT BREAK OUT by William McDowell featuring Trinity Anderson
Writers: Ben Bryant (PRS), Myles Dhillon (PRS), Luke Hellebronth (PRS), Tim Hughes (PRS)
Publisher: Capitol CMG Genesis

WORTH by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Writer: Anthony Brown
Publishers: Key of A Music Publishing, Tyscot Music