Kobalt Songwriters and Clients Win Big At This Year's ASCAP Pop Awards

The Weeknd Takes Home Top Award as Songwriter of The Year

16 Total Kobalt Songwriters Win Prestigious Awards

APRIL 20, 2021 - At the conclusion of the recent ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) awards, Kobalt today announced 16 of its songwriters and clients won 16 of the distinguished ASCAP Pop awards. One of the most coveted honors, songwriter of the year, went to pop superstar Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye on the back of his double platinum album, After Hours. 

The other 15 song awards, which featured 16 Kobalt songwriters or clients, included:

  1. Harry Styles - “Adore You” 
  2. Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch - ‘Ballin' 
  3. The Weeknd - ‘Blinding Lights’
  4. Dua Lipa - ‘Break My Heart’ 
  5. Powfu feat. Beabadoobee - ‘death bed (coffee for your head)’ 
  6. Dua Lipa - ‘Don't Start Now’ 
  7. Billie Eilish - ‘everything i wanted’ 
  8. The Weeknd - ‘Heartless’ 
  9. Chris Brown feat. Gunna - ‘Heat’ 
  10. Ava Max - ‘Kings & Queens’
  11. 24kGoldn feat. iann dior - ‘Mood’
  12. Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby - ‘My Oh My’
  13. Lee Brice - ‘One of Them Girls’
  14. Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo - ‘Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)’
  15. Doja Cat - ‘Say So’ 

Kobalt’s winning songwriters included: Finneas O'Connell, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha (MXM), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Roddy Ricch, Henry "Cirkut" Walter (Prescription Songs), Amy Allen (APG), Emily Warren (Prescription Songs), Shahrukh “GLYTTRYP” Zaman Khan, Stefan Johnson (Hipgnosis), Christian Klosterman PKA “Otterpop”, Keith Thomas, KBeaZy, Jacob Kasher “JKash”, Madison Love (APG), and more. 

“Songwriters are the lifeblood of what we do day-in and day-out,” said Kobalt CEO, Laurent Hubert, “ASCAP’s prestigious awards given to these incredibly talented clients highlight something very clear for me. We’ve built something special with our unique approach to servicing some of the best songwriters in the world. We’ve created a destination. I want to commend not only The Weeknd for winning songwriter of the year but also the great awards won by so many of our great writers and clients. And equally as important, a big thanks to the tireless efforts of our global team who continue to set us apart as a publishing powerhouse.”

“What a momentous year our songwriters had in 2020,” said Kobalt Chief Creative Officer, Sas Metcalfe. On behalf of our creative team, we’re so proud of them and honored they chose Kobalt as their home. We look forward to continuing to help them create more great music and reach new levels of success.”

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