Record producer and DJ GOONROCK had a birthday to remember on Wednesday (18Apr12) - his presents included two shiny ASCAP Pop Awards.
When we were in the studio working these songs, we knewthey'd be big. We had no idea how big. I'm overwhelmed with how well they were and are being received
The hitmaker picked up trophies for his work on Lmfao's Party Rock Anthem and Sexy and I Know It.
Goonrock co-wrote and produced the tracks, and was rewarded for his efforts at the 29th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards.
The producer picked up a pair of Most Performed Song trophies.
He tells WENN, "When we were in the studio working these songs, we knewthey'd be big. We had no idea how big. I'm overwhelmed with how well they were and are being received".
Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Carly Simon and Trent Reznor were also among the winners at the annual Pop Music Awards on Wednesday (18Apr12).
Mars' anthem Just the Way You Are won Song Of The Year at the Los Angeles prizegiving, while Katy Perry was recognized for her string of chart-toppers, including Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and Firework.
Nine Inch Nails star Reznor, who composed the score to the U.S. movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, landed the ASCAP Golden Note Award, whichis handed to songwriters who have reached extraordinary career milestones and Simon landed one of the music industry's highest honors, the ASCAP Founders Award.
Hitmaker Max Martin, who has worked with stars including Ke$ha and Britney Spears, walked away with the night's top prize - he was named the ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter of the Year.