Singer/Rapper Drake will receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala 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.”
“Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision and we are pleased to honor him with the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award,” Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman and legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb added.
Drizzy joins the likes of Alicia Keys and John Legend who also have received the Hal David Starlight Award.