Ms. Lauryn Hill was presented with the prestigious Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event took place on June 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hill, who gave an electrifying perfomance during the evening, joins such past Golden Note recipients as Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder. In a statement announcing the news, ASCAP president Paul Williams cited the eight-time Grammy Award winner’s “ability to push boundaries and capture the humanity that surrounds us,” adding, “Ms. Hill’s talent as a songwriter is undeniable and reflects her singular take on the world we live in.”

Jazmine Sullivan performed and sounded amazing at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which will honor the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed ASCAP songs on the 2014 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.


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