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Drake Awarded The Hal David Starlight Award At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Event
posted Friday June 17, 2011 at 08:46AM PDT | 10 comments
Drizzy gets another accolade for his achievements over the past few years.
Drake has amassed several awards throughout his career, with the latest added to the mantelpiece last night. The Young Money rapper was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award - essentially a best new artist award - during the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, which took place in New York City, New York.
“Thank you. You’re far too kind,” he tweeted following the ceremony, posting a picture of his award.
Drizzy dedicated the award to his mother, who was in the audience “looking like Barbra Streisand,” and thanked Alicia Keys for giving him his "first placement." He then performed “The Calm” in spoken-word, later joining a band.
Chaka Khan was also given the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, while Billy Joel honored Garth Brooks by joining him during a performance of “Shameless.”