Last night some of music's finest gathered to recognize those behind the hits. The ASCAP is about the songwriters, composers, producers and more. Justin Timberlake's BFF Timbaland cleaned up with nine awards including songwriter of the year. Fergie and Gwen Stefani tied for song of the year and Lionel Richie was recognized with ASCAP's Golden Note Award. Nicole looked beautiful posing with her dad and sassy little sister. She continues to prove she is more focused on family life than a good party although from the look on JT's face this was a pretty fun event.

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Images include: Justin Timberlake, Nicole Richie, Lionel Richie, Natasha Bedingfield, Melanie Brown, Stephen Belafonte, Sara Bareilles, Steve Miller, Todd Brabec, Loretta Munoz, Sophia Richie