Usher is blessed! The eight-time Grammy Award winner will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The "Climax" singer will join previous honorees include Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder; songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.
"I take the art of songwriting and music-making very seriously, so to be given the ASCAP Golden Note Award from an organization of my fellow music creators is a huge honor," said Usher in a statement. "I've been blessed to have such a wonderful career, working with some of the most talented people in the business, and I am just getting started!"
The 26th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2012 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. Top awards will be given to the Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will also feature performances by several award-winning songwriters/performers.