Hal David Stralight Award winner Ne-Yo attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala took place at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 14th.  Singer and songwriter Ne-Yo was among the honorees of the night.  The Source has the story:

This month Ne-Yo was honored at the The 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Ne-Yo recieved the Hal David Starlight Award, which is presented to young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs. (Drake received the same award last year.) Hip-hop artist and producer Swizz Beatz presented Ne-Yo’s award. Ne-Yo said he was humbled by the award, accepting it with “100% gratitude.” Before an incredible performance of his hit, “So Sick,” Ne-Yo told the audience that he is so appreciative that he is able to do what he feels like he was born to do.

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