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Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Posted in News on August 23, 2014
BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and honoree Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (holding the BMI President's Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and honoree Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (holding the BMI President's Award) attend the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre on August 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for BMI

Music industry luminaries, influencers and power personalities converged at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles last night for the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

During the evening, multifaceted rapper, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges was honored with the BMI President’s Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in songwriting, with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry.

The night included many other highlights. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned the Song of the Year award for the smash hit “Can’t Hold Us,” and Lil Wayne took the Songwriter of the Year crown for penning popular tunes “Ball,” “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” “Beware,” “Love Me,” “No Worries” and “Pop That.” The coveted Producer of the Year award went to DJ Mustard. BMI also recognized top producers Mike Dean, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Ryan Lewis and Kanye West. With 14 of the most-performed songs from the previous year, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal.

Teen sensation Zendaya, known for her soulful pop with an urban edge, won the BMI Social Star award. Selected by fans voting via Twitter, the award salutes the BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter who has best demonstrated the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.

The night’s top honoree got the crowd moving with a medley of his greatest hits including “Fantasy,” “How Low Can You Go,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Yeah,” joined by special guest Mystikal.

The evening also featured a slew of performances: rapper TeeFlii and DJ Goofy delivered “24 Hours”; Tamar Braxton offered “Love and War”; and a special set by DJ Mustard and YG.

During the ceremony, BMI also recognized the songwriters of Billboard No. 1 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts from the past year.

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, shared the evening’s hosting duties with Revolt.TV Vice President of Marketing, Kenny Burns.

Here’s the full list of 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards winners:

PRESIDENT’S AWARD
“Ludacris”


R&B/HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Can’t Hold Us”
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing


R&B/HIP-HOP SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
“Lil Wayne”
“Ball”
“Bandz A Make Her Dance”
“Beware”
“Love Me”
“No Worries”
“Pop That”


R&B/HIP-HOP PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
“WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.”
“Ball”
“Bandz A Make Her Dance”
“Beware”
“Body Party”
“Holy Grail”
“Love Me”
“No Worries”
“Pop That”
“Pour It Up”
“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
“Take Back The Night”
“Timber”
“TKO”
“Turn On The Lights”


R&B/HIP-HOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
“DJ Mustard”


35 BMI Most Performed Songs
R&B/Hip-Hop Award Songs

“BAD”
Tiara Thomas
Sony/ATV Ballad
Tiara Thomas Music
Wale featuring Tiara Thomas

“BALL”
Lil Wayne
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
T.I. featuring Lil Wayne

“BANDZ A MAKE HER DANCE”
Justin “J-Bo” Garner
Jordan “Juicy J” Houston
Lil Wayne
Tefnoise Publishing LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Juicy J featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“#BEAUTIFUL”
Mac Robinson
Fede Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Mariah Carey featuring Miguel

“BEWARE”
Big Sean
Mike Dean
Dennis Lambert
Lil Wayne
Brian Potter
Dwane Weir
FF to Def Publishing LLC
Papa George Music
Sean Michael Anderson Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Wane County
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Big Sean featuring Lil Wayne & Jhené Aiko

“BITCH, DON’T KILL MY VIBE”
Robin Braun (KODA)
Ronni Friis Vindahl (KODA)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Kendrick Lamar

“BODY PARTY”
Jasper Cameron
Future
Carlton “Carl Mo” Mahone, Jr.
Pierre Ramon Slaughter
Rodney Terry
Carl Mo Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ghostown Thang Music
Ground Control Music, Inc.
Irving Music
Nayvadius Maximus Music
Pretty Girls And Big Love Songs
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ciara

“CAN’T HOLD US”
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

“CLIQUE”
Big Sean
Chauncey “Hit Boy” Hollis
Anthony Kilhoffer
Kanye West
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
FF to Def Publishing LLC
Irving Music
Please Gimme My Publishing, Inc.
Songs of Universal, Inc.
U Can’t Teach Bein’ The Shhh, Inc.
Kanye West, Jay Z, Big Sean

“CROOKED SMILE”
J Cole
Rich Harrison
Meleni Smith
Anteek Tomoro Music LLC
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Songs of Universal, Inc.
J Cole featuring TLC
DON’T STOP THE PARTY
Dj Chino
Jorge A. Gomez Martinez
Frederick “Toots” Hibbert
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Abuela Y Tia Songs LLC
Catherine’s Peak Music
No I In Team Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Pitbull featuring TJR

“F**KIN’ PROBLEMS”
A$AP Rocky
Drake (SOCAN)
A$AP Rocky Publishing LLC
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Live Write LLC
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
A$AP Rocky & Drake & 2Chainz

“FEEL THIS MOMENT”
Christina Aguilera
Magne Furuholman (PRS)
Morten Harket (PRS)
Nolan Lambroza
Nasri (SOCAN)
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas
Pål Waaktaar (PRS)
Abuela Y Tia Songs LLC
DJ Buddha Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Peace Baby Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
The Messengers Joint
Universal Music-Careers
Xtina Music
Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera

“FINE CHINA”
Eric Bellinger
Chris Brown
Gharah Degeddingseze
Roccstar
Culture Beyond Ur Experience Publishing
JoGloe Music Publishing
Milesetta Lake Music
Primary Wave Brian
Rocc Age Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Chris Brown

“GIVE IT 2 U”
will.i.am
BMG Sapphire Songs
i.am.composing IIC
Robin Thicke featuring Kendrick Lamar

“HOLY GRAIL”
Kurt Cobain
Dave Grohl
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Krist Novoselic
MJ Twelve Music
Murky Slough Music
Primary Wave Tunes
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake

“LOVE ME”
Drake (SOCAN)
Future
Asheton Terrence O’Neil Hogan
Lil Wayne
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Irving Music
Live Write LLC
Nayvadius Maximus Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Lil Wayne featuring Drake & Future

“LOVE MORE”
Eric Bellinger
Chris Brown
Nicki Minaj
Maurice “Verse” Simmonds
Bu Thiam Publishing
Culture Beyond Ur Experience Publishing
Harajuku Barbie Music
Money Mack Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj

“NEXT TO ME”
Emeli Sandé (PRS)
Stellar Songs Limited
Emeli Sandé


“NO WORRIES”
Rasool Diaz
Noel “Detail” Fisher
Lil Wayne
Andre Eric Proctor
Brian Soko
Bryan “Baby” Williams
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
If You Need Me Don’t Leave Me
Money Mack Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Lil Wayne featuring Detail

“POETIC JUSTICE”
Drake (SOCAN)
Janet Jackson
Black Ice Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Live Write LLC
Kendrick Lamar featuring Drake

“POP THAT”
Luther Campbell
Drake (SOCAN)
Rick Finch
Rick Ross
Harry Wayne
Lil Wayne
4 Blunts Lit At Once Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
First and Gold Publishing
Live Write LLC
Music of Ever Hip-Hop
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne

“POUR IT UP”
Justin “J-Bo” Garner
Rihanna
Annarhi Music LLC
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Rihanna

“POWER TRIP”
J Cole
Hubert Laws, Jr.
Hulaws Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
J Cole featuring Miguel

“SAME LOVE”
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

“STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM”
Drake (SOCAN)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Live Write LLC
Drake

“SWIMMING POOLS (DRANK)”
Tyler “T-Minus” Williams (SOCAN)
Brother Bagz Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Kendrick Lamar

“TAKE BACK THE NIGHT”
Chris Godbey
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Daniel Jones
Sony/ATV Ballad
Uncle Junior Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Justin Timberlake

“THE MONSTER”
Maki Athanasiou
Jonathan David Bellion
Eminem
Bryan Fryzel “Frequency”
Aaron “Aalias” Kleinstub
Bebe Rexha
Rihanna
Annarhi Music LLC
Art In The Foddler Music
BMG Bumblebee
BMG Platinum Songs
Cashonlee Trax
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Freq Show Music
Kiss Me If You Can Music
Primary Wave Beats
Shroom Shady Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Eminem featuring Rihanna

“THINKIN BOUT YOU”
Frank Ocean
BMG Bumblebee
Heavens Research
Frank Ocean

“THRIFT SHOP”
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

“TIMBER”
Steve Arrington
Charles “Cedell” Carter
Buddy Hankerson
Breyan Isaac
Kesha
Roger Parker
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Pebe Sebert
Abuela Y Tia Songs LLC
Artist 101 Publishing Group
Dynamite Cop Music
Kecse Rose Music
Songs of LaStrada
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Where Da Kasz At?
Pitbull featuring Kesha

“TKO”
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Barry White
Little A Music
Sa-Vette Music
Unichappell Music, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Justin Timberlake

“TURN ON THE LIGHTS”
Future
Marquel “MaRz” Middlebrooks
Irving Music
Nayvadius Maximus Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Future

“WHITE WALLS”
Ben Haggerty
Quincey “Schoolboy Q” Hanley
Ryan Lewis
Hollis Wear
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Schoolboy Q Music
Sony/ATV Ballad
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis


BILLBOARD #1s HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

“ALL OF ME”
John Legend

“DRUNK IN LOVE“
Rasool Diaz
Noel “Detail” Fisher
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Andre Eric Proctor
Brian Soko

“FANCY”
George Astasio (PRS)
Lonnie Kimble, Sr.
Jason Pebworth (PRS)
Jon Shave (PRS)

“THE MONSTER”
Maki Athanasiou
Jonathan David Bellion
Eminem
Bryan Fryzel “Frequency”
Aaron “Aalias” Kleinstub
Bebe Rexha
Rihanna


BILLBOARD #1s HOT R&B/HIP-HOP AIRPLAY

“DRUNK IN LOVE”
Rasool Diaz
Noel “Detail” Fisher
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Andre Eric Proctor
Brian Soko

“LOYAL”
Nicholas Naculous
Bobby Brackins
Chris Brown
Tyrone William “Ty$” Griffin, Jr.
Lil Wayne
Too Short

“THE WORST”
Jhené Aiko
Mac Robinson


BILLBOARD #1s HOT RAP SONGS

“BERZERK”
Eminem
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste
Arthur Neville
Cyril Neville
Leo Nocentelli
George Porter, Jr.

“FANCY”
George Astasio (PRS)
Lonnie Kimble, Sr.
Jason Pebworth (PRS)
Jon Shave (PRS)

“HOLY GRAIL”
Kurt Cobain
Dave Grohl
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Krist Novoselic

“RAP GOD”
Arabian Prince
Doug E. Fresh
Eminem
Slick Rick

“THE MONSTER”
Maki Athanasiou
Jonathan David Bellion
Eminem
Bryan Fryzel “Frequency”
Aaron “Aalias” Kleinstub
Bebe Rexha
Rihanna

“TIMBER”
Steve Arrington
Charles “Cedell” Carter
Buddy Hankerson
Breyan Isaac
Kesha
Roger Parker
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Pebe Sebert


BILLBOARD #1s HOT 100

“ALL OF ME”
John Legend

“DARK HORSE”
Jordan “Juicy J” Houston

“FANCY”
George Astasio (PRS)
Lonnie Kimble, Sr.
Jason Pebworth (PRS)
Jon Shave (PRS)

“THE MONSTER”
Maki Athanasiou
Jonathan David Bellion
Eminem
Bryan Fryzel “Frequency”
Aaron “Aalias” Kleinstub
Bebe Rexha
Rihanna

“TIMBER”
Steve Arrington
Charles “Cedell” Carter
Buddy Hankerson
Breyan Isaac
Kesha
Roger Parker
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Pebe Sebert

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