Usher to Receive Coveted ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award


In a fusion of celebrated culture and pure talent, sensational musical artist Usher, whose record-breaking career redefines the canvas of the music industry, is set to garnish his illustrious trophy case with yet another distinguished accolade. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced their decision to honor Usher with the coveted Voice of the Culture Award. An evening abundant with rhythm and soul will bear witness to this momentous recognition on June 27 at an event appreciating musicians and publishers’ colossal contributions to the industry.

The recognition that will bedeck Usher’s mantle signifies an exemplary tribute to those particular ASCAP members who have left an indelible impression on the face of music and culture cumulatively.

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Discussing his remarkable journey, Usher reflects, “Artistic development is a lifelong journey of experimentation that requires risk for reward, embracing unknowns, trusting your intuition, and believing in your creative vision and God-given talent.”

Usher, an unmistakable figure of R&B music, holds eight Grammy awards to his credit. His most recent endeavor, the two-year Las Vegas residency “Usher: My Way” at the Park MGM, culminated in grandeur. Additionally, in February, the long-anticipated first solo album in nearly a decade was released, soon to be followed by a massive 24-city U.S. tour slated to commence this August, aptly named “Past Present Future.”

The hip hop star shined vibrantly during his highly praised Super Bowl halftime performance, with notable guest appearances from the likes of Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris. His blockbuster album “Confessions” reached soaring heights having sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S alone, ascending it to the prestigious pedestal of one of the best-selling music projects of all time. It spearheaded chart-topping hits such as “Yeah!” with Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn” and “Confessions Part II.”

Usher graciously acknowledged the honour, stating, “It means the world to me that my peers, this community of passionate and distinguished songwriters, composers, and authors, are inspired by my execution of the craft.”

Moreover, it’s a star-studded event as singer Victoria Monét will also be graced with an honor. She will be the venerated recipient of the Vanguard Award, a salute to those members who continually innovate the music industry’s landscape.

Fresh from her triumph at the Grammys where she garnered three awards, including best new artist and best R&B album for “Jaguar II,” Monét’s accolade was well-earned.

Praising Monét’s exceptional talent and tenacity, Paul Williams, Chairman of the Board and President at ASCAP, remarked, “Victoria Monét has proven herself not only as an illuminating songwriter, but also as a flourishing artist and ASCAP member who continues to break barriers. Her resilience, talent, and exemplary work ethic have helped her become a multi-award-winning singer and songwriter.”