Drake won several songwriting awards at the 2022 SOCAN Awards.
The Toronto music star has received two rap music awards for his singles wants and needs And Way 2 is sexy Celebrating the best of Canadian songwriting, composition and music publishing in a Toronto gala. This is in addition to the Songwriter of the Year winner in the Performer category announced earlier this month.
Drake did not attend Monday’s celebration.
The evening bash also recognized previously announced winners, including Yukon artist Stephen (Coz) Kozmeniuk, who claimed Songwriter of the Year in the Producer category.
Kozmeniuk, whose long past credits include projects with Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, also won the International Song Award for Monster Hit LevitatingPerformed by Dua Lipa.
Newfoundland and Labrador veteran film and TV composer Keith Power, who has scored hundreds of episodes of network television, took home his fifth Screen Composer of the Year award. Also, Vancouver rapper and singer bbno$ was named breakout songwriter.
Canadian songwriter and performer Tom Cochrane was awarded the Cultural Impact Award for his 1991 radio major. Life is a highway.
Jazz-rock group Lighthouse, known for hits including 1971 One fine morning and of 1972 sunny dayThey were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their five-decade career.
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