ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team, along with Jermaine Dupri and his Ocean's 7, teamed up to celebrate ASCAP's 2010 VMA nominees at a pre-VMA party, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka. The event was held September 10 in Beverly Hills, Cailf for a large crowd of industry insiders, celebrities and tastemakers, who mingled with some the biggest names in urban music. Music was provided by DJ Chuck Barrett and included a special guest DJ set by Jermaine Dupri.
Nicole George, ASCAP’s VP membership, Rhythm & Soul poses with songwriter Johnta Austin on the red carpet before the event.
Jermaine Dupri took a turn on the tables.
Pictured here are Nicole George(left) and Usher (right), with the Chamber Group’s Mashariki Williamson (center).
Rapper Nelly - who has a new album, "Nelly 5.0," coming Nov. 16 - shows support for ASCAP nominees.
Singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney is getting ready to release his fourth album, which he says will have a similar sound to his last record, "Departure" but with more of an R&B influence. McCartney’s record is due out in October. He is pictured here on the red carpet at ASCAP’s event.
Singer/songwriters Johnny Gill (left) and Anthony Hamilton (right) caught up at the event, a little over a month after the two participated in the “Womens Day Extravaganza” in South Africa as part of the country’s “Woman’s Month.”
Singer Teyana Taylor on the red carpet before the event.
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