Drake Receives Songwriting Award

posted Thursday March 24 ,2011 at 09:00PM CDT | 44 comments

Drake Receives Songwriting Award

Drake earns his latest award, winning the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

Between earning multiple Grammy nominations and hitting platinum status with his debut album Thank Me Later, Drake has garnered a career's worth of accolades in just a few short years. Now, the Young Money star has received his latest award for songwriting.

According XXL, Drizzy is set to receive the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award. The award, which honors those artists who have impacted the music industry to some capacity with their songwriting, will be given to Drake on June 16 at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.

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

The Songwriter's Hall of Fame has honored the likes of John Legend and Alicia Keys in the past with the Hal David Starlight Award.

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  • 716 demetrius niagara falls
    i hate that they put it like he won the song writer award that was the name of the award host he won the "starlight award" dont be fooled by the way the put it i seen a different post also smh
  • Truth
    With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one.
    • Blazzay
      Your pussy smells like Drake, he is a queerbait, he is awful & so is everything he writes, those songe you listed were booty!
  • Tidow
    Drake fucking sucks!
  • teknishen04
    This nigga is ass. Somebody hurry up and wheelchair Lil Jimmy asap!
  • frank
    congrats drake u been puttin in the work best out rite now!!!!!!
  • winning
    That is great. This nigga just writes about model women he wants to fuck, making music his friends party to and riding Wayne & Birdman's dick. He can't even fucking sing, he autotunes tracks all day. LOSER! For real if he gets a song writing award who's next Britney Spears, LOL!! Alicia Keys & John Legend they represent true song writing. Not... you fancy huh, hair done, nails did, everything big, wtf!!!!
    • Drake
      Thats right chump, new jersey nets. I stay winning, lakers. Learn how to be a king like me and maybe you can be somebody some day, Tuesday. Its Drizzy all day until then, greatest. Peace homo, adam lambert Drake
    • Drake's Mother
      You tell em baby, I am Drakes whore mother, yall stop hating on my son, he can't help it he is a fucking pussy, I raised him that way, when he was just a wee little baby, we actually thought he was going to be a girl because his tini little wee-wee was an innie.
  • Joshua Williams
    lol.. the industry be on this nigga nuts. dont get me wrong, drizzy done wrote some classic r & b and pop tunes for some great artists. but damn, when i think about others who have received this award- alicia keys, and john legend- i cant help to think about the amount of work they have put in. drizzy not on their level when it comes to song writing. its almost an insult. i mean alicia keys is legendary alone... c'mon. dude only bout 3 years in the game. he's only released one album. im a a die hard drizzy fan, and yes he has changed the game forever, and yes he is a superstar, but to receive this award is quite frankly them hanging from the nigga balls. as hellrazor below me put it "rebecca black might as well win a grammy" lbvs ANYWHO, CHECK ME OUT. I PROMISE GREAT MUSIC. IT'S A PROMISE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdylMPXtisY
  • hellrazor
    rebecca black might as well win a grammy.
    • Edi Kajmolli
      looooooooooooool
  • Edi Kajmolli
    oh yea drake is totallly an amazing song writer -_-. "Im doin me" is pure genius. Mhmm. So is "hey hey heyy" and "we can share it like the last slice."Fuck Drake.
    • Anonymous
      Teach him how it's done champ!