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Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell Pictures: BMI Pop Music Awards 2011 Photos, Pics

Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell Pictures: Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell arrive at the 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

David Foster was celebrated as a BMI Icon at the 2011 BMI Pop Music Awards. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, the invitation-only ceremony also honored the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most-performed pop songs in the United States. The evening included an all-star musical tribute to Foster, as well as the presentation of the Pop Songwriter, Song, and Publisher of the Year crystals. BMI Icons are selected because of their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." As a BMI Icon, Foster joins an elite ranks that includes John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton, and others.

Photo credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos