NEWS: Mims Wins Ringtone Of The Year At ASCAP Awards

New York rapper Mims took home the top ringtone honor last night for his hit single, “This Is Why I’m Hot,”at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The song sold over 1 million copies digitally and powered Mims’ debut album, Music Is My Savior, to sell over 300,000 units. “This Is Why I’m Hot” made its debut at number one on the Billboard Hot Songs chart after selling over 140, 000 downloads. The track also made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, jumping from number 32 to the top spot in one week.

Other big ASCAP winners included Timbaland, who won the coveted Songwriter of the Year award, and Fabolous (“Make Me Better”) and Robin Thicke (“Lost Without U”), who scored Best Rap Song and Best R&B song, respectively.

Timbaland produced Loso’s big hit featuring Ne-Yo, and also manned the boards for Omarion’s “Ice Box” and Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” featuring T.I. and “Until the End of Time.”

A number of hip-hop songs were recognized, including “Make It Rain” by Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne, “Shawty” by Plies featuring T-Pain, and “Throw Some D’s” by Rich Boy featuring Polow Da Don.

New Edition was honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award that recognized their 25 years in music. The awards were hosted by R&B crooner Johnta Austin and held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Rhythm and Soul Music Awards honor the best in hip-hop, R&B, and gospel music from the year 2007.—Anthony Thomas

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  • iLL

    1 hit wonder. Hope invested his paper.

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    • niggafrommemphis

      They over a year late.and no disrespect to mims (even tho i don’t bump him )but what do all the east coast folks who hate the dirty sooo much and callin the niggas down here “ringtone” gotta say now? Not 1 muthafuckin ting.

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  • jiop

    YAY for ringtone rappers, they are the elite of the best rapper /end sarcasm

  • Dre”Screw Him” Peoples

    When He wins rap album,album or artist of the year,Holla AT Me Then!

  • Stu

    Song was good, props to him.

  • 239allday

    I dont know what year they talkin bout. But look at the bright side at least one nigga from New York got an award this year. Too bad it had to be the ringtone award. Every single person nominated for that award gets no respect from real hip hop heads.

    Florida nigga whats good!!!

  • Real Live Shit

    fuck mims
    fuck soulja boy
    fuck d4l and shawty lo
    fuck hurrican kriss
    kross jumped homos
    stop raping hip hop
    with your dance hop!!!

  • $ykotic

    Congrats MIMS!

    Does this mean he was better than Souljah Boy?

  • REAL TALK 08

    oh well,he is the definition of all dem ringtone rappers…MIMS,Rich Boy, SoulJa Boy,Hurricane Chris…on and on

  • Maddolies

    And This Will Be The Last Time We Ever Hear Of Mims