Drake to Receive Songwriter Award

Drake is often recognized for his songwriting talents, and now he’s going to be awarded for it.

It was announced today (March 24) that Drizzy will be receiving the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 16 in New York City.

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

The award was first created in 2004 and is handed out annually to those who are deemed to be leaving their mark on the music industry through their songwriting. Past winners include John Legend, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Taylor Swift and more.

In related news, Drake is currently preparing to host Canada’s Juno Awards on March 27. —Adam Fleischer

  • jimmyjam

    im sorry but get the fuck off. i admit hes decent at the writing but there are a shit load of people better. what the mean is tht they give the award to people making and impact on the mainstream. next year wiz khalifa will win it.

    • TJ

      THANK U …FRANK OCEAN ALL DAY …he killin everybody

  • pap3rchazer

    ummm how the hell can anyone be in the “Hall of Fame” of anything with just 2 years in the game?!?!?

    that award doesnt mean anything compared to the ASCAAP award

  • EReal

    Wow that sucks. I mean it’s good for him, but seriously to put him on the level of a Alicia Keys or John Legend? I don’t see that at all.

  • TheBohnkrushuh

    ew, just ewwwwwwww.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W6y4tq5hFc Adam

    drizzyyyyyyyyyy…..this foo stay winning!!!

    please click on my name and let me know what you think.

  • stbaby

    Iam sorry for all of you running your mouth like a percupine.Drizzy Drake deserves this award because he is a fantastic songwriter.And why wont he stand next to Alicia Keys and the rest since Alicia Keys third Album was written by Drake including the award winning song UNTHINKABLE.Go Drizzy ,you are the best.

    • puzzio

      mehn forget all that talk about he deserves it. A lot of people are beteer than him, plus most of his lyrics I personally find to sound like nicki’s and weezy’s. i think they all have a ghostewriter. Why do you think their buzz is weak this days? better people are coming up. Drizzy has to look up his blackberry to freestyle, probably by his ghostwriter LMFAO

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