Rappers T.I., Mr. ColliPark and Ne-Yo took Songwriter of the Year honors at Friday's Urban Awards at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino.
The three stars had a total of four songs among them on BMI's most-performed list during the past year.
Producer of the Year honors went to rapper-producer Pharrell Williams, and EMI Music Publishing was named Urban Publisher of the Year.
A special BMI Icon tribute honored Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, who gained fame with the rap group Run DMC.
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