Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor was presented with the ASCAP Founder's Award at the 19th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held last night (May 20) at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Cal

Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor was presented with the ASCAP Founder's Award at the 19th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held last night (May 20) at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The song of the year award went to Dido's "Thank You," written by the artist and published by Warner/Chappell.

Beyonce Knowles was awarded songwriter of the year. The Destiny's Child singer co-wrote three of the night's honored songs, "Independent Women Part I," "Jumpin Jumpin," and "Survivor." Warner/Chappell was named publisher of the year and the ASCAP College Vanguard Award for most college radio airplay went to the Strokes.

U2, Madonna, Alicia Keys, 'N Sync, Lenny Kravitz, Desmond Child, Holly Lamar, Incubus' Dirk Lance, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Train, Uncle Kracker, Staind, and BBMak were also honored during the event, hosted by ASCAP president and chairman Marilyn Bergman.