SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 - Kobalt announced it has won BMI’s R&B/Hip Hop Publisher of the Year Award. This distinguished award was given during the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, which celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of these genre’s communities.
Kobalt achieved the win this year with 19 hits from our songwriters, including: “Ballin'” - DJ Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch (Roddy Ricch), “Bandit” - Juice Wrld and Youngboy Never Broke Again (Youngboy Never Broke Again [APG]), “BEST ON EARTH” - Russ feat. Bia (Jahaan Sweet), “Falling” - Trevor Daniel (Taz Taylor [APG]), “Heat” - Chris Brown feat. Gunna (Gunna), “High Fashion” - Roddy Ricch feat. Mustard (Roddy Ricch), “Hot” - Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott (Gunna), “hot girl bummer” - Blackbear (Andrew Goldstein), “Hot Girl Summer” - Megan Thee Stallion (Michael Foster [Prescription], Derrick Milano [APG]), “Laugh Now Cry Later” - Drake (Roget Chahayed, Yung Exclusive), “Like That” - Doja Cat feat. Gucci Mane (Doja Cat [Precription], Michael Crook [Prescription]), “Mood” - 24kGoldn feat. iann dior (24kGoldn [APG]), “Rockstar” - DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch (Roddy Ricch), “Savage” - Megan Thee Stallion (J White Did It), “Savage Remix” - Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyonce (J White Did It, Derrick Milano [APG]), “Say So” - Doja Cat (Doja Cat [Prescription]), “Slide” - H.E.R. feat. YG (Lonr.), “The Box” - Roddy Ricch (Roddy Ricch), “The Woo” - Pop Smoke feat. 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch (Roddy Ricch).
“Kobalt songwriters defined some of the most important songs of 2021,” said Kobalt VP, Creative, Jill Tschogl and Director, Creative, Cee Barrett. “What is incredibly rewarding is that many of these songs were born during the pandemic, which speaks to our writers’ ability to adapt and make great music in tumultuous times. Congratulations to each of our wonderfully gifted songwriters as well as to our relentlessly hard-working Kobalt staff around the world. And our deepest thanks to BMI for the prestigious honor of naming Kobalt R&B and Hip Hop Publisher of the Year.”