Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri to receive special honors from ASCAP

By Kabraun Dixon,
The Grammy winners will each receive a special award from ASCAP

R&B and Hip-hop hit makers Ne-Yo and Jermaine Dupri have had their moments of competing for coveted awards, but this time around they are guaranteed a trophy.

Billboard reported that The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will be presenting the Grammy winners with the Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

Ne-Yo writing repertoire includes No. 1 singles by Beyoncé, Rihanna and himself. Jermaine Durpi co-wrote and produced the biggest song of the 2000’s “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey, as well as a few dozen other hits.

The ASCAP president Paul Williams praised Dupri by in a press release, saying, “For over two decades, Jermaine has consistently provided the world with hit after hit after hit, many of which we already know as classics."

He also complimented Ne-Yo by saying “We can’t think of anyone else more deserving of this award based on the extraordinary career milestones we’ve seen him achieve through the years.”

image courtesy of Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com

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