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50 Cent, Dupri get songwriter awards

June 27, 2006 at 10:28 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers split the songwriter of the year award between 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri in Los Angeles.

The society's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which were presented Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, honored rapper 50 Cent for his contribution to five of the year's most frequently performed songs. He wrote "Candy Shop," "Disco Inferno," "Hate It Or Love It," "How We Do" and "Just a Lil Bit," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Candy Shop" also got the ringtone of the year award.

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