(AllHipHop News) Super-producer Pharrell Williams will receive the GoldNote award during the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards.
Pharrell will receive the prestigious award during an invitation-only ceremony that will take place on June 29, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Los Angeles, California.
The award is bestowed upon singers, songwriters or composers who have achieved extraordinary success.
Artists like Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs have all received the Golden Note Award.
"It is an honor to receive The Golden Note Award. ASCAP has celebrated some of the greatest musicians of our time with this distinction, and I am humbled to be in their ranks,” Pharrell Williams said. “The work ASCAP has done – and continues to do – to protect and serve music creators is truly remarkable and it is a thrill to be recognized by such a respected institution.”
As an artist with The Neptunes, or as a solo act/producer, Pharrell Williams has worked with artists like Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Babyface, Beyoncé, TLC and numerous others.
According ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, Pharrell has helped shape the landscape of America music.
“Pharrell’s contributions to the history of American music are immeasurable. From the pioneering work of The Neptunes, to the success of both N*E*R*D and his own solo projects, Pharrell has proven his versatility time and again,” Williams said. “Pharrell continues to push boundaries and uphold his status as a music trailblazer. I can’t think of a better artist to receive this year’s Golden Note Award.”
Legendary producer Quincy Jones will also be recognized during the evening, with the ASCAP Founders Award.