Drake to Receive Prestigious Songwriting Award

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Drake may have missed out on a Grammy, but his songwriting talents will not go unrewarded. The hip-hop laureate will receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.

The Young Money rapper will be honored for making a significant impact to the music industry through his original songs at an induction and awards dinner to be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 16.

“Drake is one of music’s brightest new stars lauded for his songwriting prowess, melodious hooks, and emotionally transparent performances,” read the press release. “[His] skill of commanding a diverse audience through composition solidifies his position in the pantheon of great songwriters of this generation.”

Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman and legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb added, “Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision and we are pleased to honor him with the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award.”

Drizzy joins the company of Alicia Keys, John Mayer, John Legend, Rob Thomas, John Rzeznik, Jason Mraz, and Taylor Swift, who have all been recognized with the Hal David Starlight Award.

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24 Comments

  1. TEAM WORLD

    Stil dont have that Grammy…!!! Sad just Sad:(

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    Jojoluver23 Reply:

    @TEAM WORLD, I know right! He totally got robbed this year! Hopefully he gets something during Grammy’s 2012!

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  2. Stre3t Danc@

    well.. hallelujah!

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  3. SAY WHAT

    drakes thats great, and i love you and riri
    on what’s my name you and her are jamming
    on that joint.

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  4. Olkainry

    What grammy didnt he get (im late)

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  5. Dave

    Songwriting award? Sampling melodies, using racial slurs and calling women hos isn’t a talent per se.

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    brittany Reply:

    @Dave, damn right

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  6. Jayy

    aww I’m just SO happy for Drake! Keep it up Drizzy, your hard work is paying off and your fans are so proud!

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  7. AAA

    Owww get it drizzy!!

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  8. Sharp Tongue

    The way Drake holds his lips are sexy too me.

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  9. Julian

    @Dave: Alicia Keys – Unthinkable, Jamie Foxx – Fall For Your Type, Dirty Money feat. Chris Brown – Yesterday were all written by Drake my man. Not to mention all his collabos (which he didn’t miss on one of them) Ross, Bun-B, Minaj, Wayne, Timbo etc. Plus his own Platinum Album, sounds pretty deserving to me.

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    Julian Reply:

    @Julian, Eminem has great wordplay but Drake is more versatile and can write for more artists. Em has his own lane tho no question. Why hasn’t Em won the award before? Hmmm…

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  10. .

    go cry eminem beats this fag all day

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  11. Neickha

    What are yall talking about? lol He didn’t win a grammy this year, but 2010 he got 2 I believe off of his “So Far gone Mixtape. He’s a great artist/writer.

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    DrizzyDrake Reply:

    @Neickha, he has NOT won a grammy. get your facts straight. SMH

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    Neickha Reply:

    @DrizzyDrake, Gold Star for you!

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  12. Jayson King

    Happy for him and proud of him. Only up from here. Hard work pays off and will keep paying off. He’s coming close to hitting the pinnacles he plans to reach.

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  13. JHP

    So the only black artist capable of winning this are the ones that are half-white or act white? lol. Naw but Drizzy deserves it.

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  14. M4L

    Congrats Drizzy.

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  15. Alexis

    Go Baby ! <3

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  16. Amarii

    YMCMB!

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  17. destiny campbell

    GO TDOT WE COMING FOR DEM BIG UP..SO TALENTED
    FOLLOW ME NEXT RNB DANCEHALL QUEEN
    @DESTINYCAMPBELL

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  18. ***** love

    u cant rap for shite u say the same things over and over

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  19. johnny b

    a man drake im trying 2 become a (YMCMB) member… i can rap no BS

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