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BMI Urban Award Winners Announced

Posted in News on October 2, 2001

BMI has announced the winners of its 2001 Urban Awards. The presentation, scheduled for October 3 in Miami, has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

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In addition to the song awards, BMI also named the 2000-2001 Top Producers Awards and Billboard, the music trade magazine, announced the names of the top BMI-affiliated writers on the R&B/Hip Hop charts.

“Maria Maria,” co-written by Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis and Carlos Santana, and recorded by Santana featuring the Product G&B, was named Song of the Year. The hit song was included on Santana’s multiple-platinum, multiple-Grammy award winning CD, Supernatural, and is published by EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc., Stellabella Music and Te Bass Music, Inc.

Producer/songwriter Pharrell Williams was named Songwriter of the Year with three songs on the most performed list including “Got Your Money” (co-written by Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and recorded by ODB with Kelis), “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” (co-written by Deric Angelettie, Jay-Z, Todd “Too Short” Shaw and Kit Walker, and recorded by Jay-Z), and “Shake Ya Ass” (recorded by Mystikal).

Other multiple award-winning songwriters included Duplessis, Jay-Z, Fred Jerkins and Rodney Jerkins with two awards each.

EMI Music Publishing was named Urban Publisher of the Year with the largest percentage of ownership in award-winning songs. EMI was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2001 BMI Pop Awards, bringing to eight the total number of top Publisher honors awarded to EMI since 1989.

Pharrell Williams was also named one of the Top BMI-affiliated Producers along with Duplessis, Eminem, Mannie Fresh, Irv Gotti, Hi-Tek, R. Kelly, Poke, Rockwilder and Mario Winans.

Billboard chose the occasion of the Urban Awards to honor the BMI writers of the songs that topped the R&B/Hip-Hop charts during the past year. R. Kelly was a multiple winner with “Fiesta” (recorded by Kelly featuring Jay-Z) and “I Wish” (written and recorded by Kelly), as was Williams with “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and “Danger (Been So Long)” (recorded by Mystikal featuring Nivea).

BMI annually honors the songwriters and music publishers of the most performed songs on American radio in the pop, country, Latin and urban music genres.


Below is the complete list of 2001 BMI Urban Awards winners:

Bag Lady
Nate Dogg
Isaac Hayes
Kurupt
Craig Longmiles
Antraphil Music
Irving Music
Nate Dogg Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Erykah Badu
Motown Records

Between Me and You
Irv Gotti
Ja Rule
Lil Rob
DJ Irv Publishing
Ensign Music Corporation
Lil Rob Entertainment
White Rhino Music, Inc.
Ja Rule with Christina Milian
Murder Inc.

Big Pimpin’
Jay-Z
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Lil Lu Lu Publishing
Jay-Z featuring U.G.K
Def Jam

Dance Tonight
Dawn Robinson
Ensign Music Corporation
Stratinum Songs
Watermelon Girl Music
Lucy Pearl
Pookie Records

Doesn’t Really Matter
Janet Jackson
Black Ice Publishing
Janet Jackson
Def Soul
Got Your Money
Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Pharrell Williams
EMI-Blackwood Music Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Waters of Nazareth Publishing
Ol’ Dirty Bastard with Kelis
Elektra Records

He Wasn’t Man Enough
Fred Jerkins
Rodney Jerkins
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ensign Music Corporation
Fred Jerkins Publishing
Rodney Jerkins Productions, Inc.
Toni Braxton
LaFace/Arista

I Don’t Wanna
Kevin Hicks
Jazze Pha
Bubba Gee Music
Kevin Hicks Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Aaliyah
Priority

I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
Deric Angelettie
Jay-Z
Todd “Too Short” Shaw
Kit Walker
Pharrell Williams
Deric Angelettie Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Lil Lu Lu Publishing
Srand Music
Waters of Nazareth Publishing
Wind Tiger Music
Zomba Songs, Inc.
Jay-Z
Roc-A-Fella Records
I Like It
Dallas Austin
Gary White
Cyptron Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Soundtron Tunes
Sammie
Freeworld

I Wish
R. Kelly
R. Kelly Publishing, Inc.
Zomba Songs
R. Kelly
Jive Records

I Wish
Mike City
Mike City Music
Carl Thomas
Arista Records

Independent Women Part 1
Poke
Cory Rooney
Colpix Music Inc.
Cori Tiffani Publishing
Ekop Publishing LLC
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Destiny’s Child
Columbia Records

Just Be A Man About It
Teddy Bishop
Toni Braxton
Braxtoni Music
October Eighth Music Incorporated
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Toni Braxton
LaFace/Arista

Maria Maria
Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis
Carlos Santana
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Stellabella Music
Te Bass Music, Inc.
Santana featuring the Product G & B
Arista Records

The Next Episode
David Axelrod
Snoop Dogg
EMI-Beechwood Music Corporation
My Own Chit Publishing
Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg
Aftermath/Interscope

911
Mary Brown
Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ms. Mary’s Music
Te Bass Music, Inc.
Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige
Columbia Records

Open My Heart
Yolanda Adams
Jam Yo Music
Yolanda Adams
Elektra Records

The Real Slim Shady
Tommy Coster
Eminem
Eight Mile Style Music
Ensign Music Corporation
Strawberry Blonde Music
Eminem
Aftermath/Interscope

Say My Name
Fred Jerkins
Rodney Jerkins
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ensign Music Corporation
Fred Jerkins Publishing
Rodney Jerkins Productions, Inc.
Destiny’s Child
Columbia Records

Separated
Avant
Stephen Huff
Grindtime Publishing
Tuff Huff Music
Zomba Songs Inc.
Avant
MCA Records

Shake Ya Ass
Pharrell Williams
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Waters of Nazareth Publishing
Mystikal
Jive Records

Thank God I Found You
Mariah Carey
Rye Songs
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Mariah Carey with Joe and 98 Degrees
Columbia Records

Thong Song
Tim Kelley
Bob Robinson
Robi “Draco” Rosa
A Phantom Vox Corp.
Songs of DreamWorks
Time for Flytes Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Sisqo
Dragon/Def Soul

Whoa
Harve Pierre
Harve Pierre Publishing
Black Rob
Bad Boy

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