Pharrell Williams, Mike Posner & John Debney To Be Feted At Songs Of Hope Gala


LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess) —Grammy-winning global superstar Pharrell Williams, platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Mike Posner, and Academy Award – nominated composer and conductor John Debney will be among the music and entertainment industry figures to be honored at this year's Songs of Hope XII charity event.

Songs of Hope is an annual gala that brings together people in the entertainment world who are working to further research into preventing cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The event will feature a silent auction and the CharityBuzz.com auction to raise money for research at City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center.

The event is again co-chaired by David Renzer, Chairman of Spirit Music Group; Doug Davis Founder/Principal of The Davis Firm; Evan Lamberg, President – North America, Universal Music Publishing Group; and Steve Schnur, President, Music of Electronic Arts.

Presentations at this year's event include:

2016 Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award – Presented by Clive Davis to Pharrell Williams
2016 Electronic Arts Composer Award – Presented by Steve Schnur to The Jungle Book composer John Debney
2016 Pandora Trendsetter Award – Presented by Pandora to Mike Posner

Prior Songs of Hope honorees and participants have included Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Aloe Blacc, Charli XCX, Ne-Yo, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Colbie Caillat, Desmond Child, Dr. Luke, Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, Mark Mothersbaugh, The Doobie Brothers, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard, Lionel Richie and Gavin DeGraw, among others.