Bruno Mars & Max Martin Win Top ASCAP Awards, Katy Perry Avoids Wardrobe Malfunction

Robbie Daw / April 19, 2012

And the statue for narrowly missing out on a scandalous red carpet wardrobe malfunction goes to Katy Perry! The purple-haired “Part Of Me” songstress was at the Hollywood & Highland complex last night for the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, which honor songwriters and publishers each year, when her dress strap began to fall off her shoulder. Thankfully she avoided an embarrassing slip, and so we should probably just get to the real news (oh, that) — the big winners at the event.

Bruno Mars had the honor of being awarded ASCAP’s Song Of The Year, for his lovey-dovey pop jam “Just The Way You Are”. Meanwhile, like last year, Max Martin was named Songwriter Of The Year, for penning hits for Ke$ha, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.

Carly Simon nabbed ASCAP’s Founders Award, while Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor was honored with the organization’s Golden Note Award.

“That compliment means a lot to me [because] songwriting is a thing that I feel like I’m just getting started,” Reznor told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m really starting to get the hang of it but every day is a new lesson. I’m a student here and to receive this kind of acknowledgment, it feels nice.”

Aside for his work with Nine Inch Nails, 46-year-old Reznor nabbed both a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 2011 for composing the score to The Social Network with Atticus Ross. They were both nominated for a Golden Globe once again this year for their musical contribution to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.