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Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards


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Ne-Yo and Jermaine Dupri are being recognized by music performing rights agency ACSAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The pair will receive top honors during the 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, taking place next month.

Organizers have announced that Ne-Yo will receive the Golden Note Award for his extraordinary career milestones. He joins past honorees Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jay Z, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys.

JD, who was the 2005 Golden Note honoree, will be handed the Founder Award for his pioneering contributions to music. The hitmaker joins Dr. Dre, Berry Gordy Jr., Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder, among others who have received that honor.

This year’s ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards also will spotlight the songwriters and publishers of 2013’s most-performed ASCAP songs on the R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

The event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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