ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Department hosted its 3rd Annual Grammy Brunch, sponsored by Pepsi, in honor of this year’s ASCAP Grammy-nominated songwriters and artists in urban music.
Event attendees included ASCAP President Paul Williams, Ryan Leslie, Bilal, Tristan Wilds, Kevin Rudolph, Neyo, Ledisi, Kelly Price, Tank, Karen Clark Sheard and Eric Roberson, Paul Epworth and more.
This year’s ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy nominees include Bruno Mars, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Andre 3000, Dr. Dre, Kelly Rowland, Fergie, Ledisi, Kelly Price & Stokley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Melanie Fiona, Raphael Saadiq, Betty Wright, The Roots, Damien Marley, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Needlz & The Smeezingtons, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin, Kuk Harrell, The Runners, Soundz, Chris “Tricky” Stewart, Willy Will, Noah “40” Shebib, Marcos Tovar, Jeff “Supa Jeff” Villanueva, Andrew Wuepper, Sterling Simms, Justin Smith, Charles Harmon, Carl M. Days Jr., Wirlie Morris, MahinWilson, El DeBarge, Malik Jones, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erike Hermansen, Jean Baptiste, Wesley Pentz, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Kirk Robinson, Harry Woods, Dustin William Brower, Isaac Brock, Danny Gallucci and Eric Judy amongst others.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is home to the greatest songwriters and composers in American music, past and present – from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé – as well as many thousands of writers in the earlier stages of their careers.
I spoke with Paul Epworth at the event. Epworth was nominated for his work with Adele. He won the Producer of the year Grammy and for Song of The Year and Album of the Year for Adele.
Click on the link below to see what he had to say about the awards and working with Adele.