Drake Receives Songwriting Award

Drake earns his latest award, winning the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

Between earning multiple Grammy nominations and hitting platinum status with his debut album Thank Me Later, Drake has garnered a career's worth of accolades in just a few short years. Now, the Young Money star has received his latest award for songwriting.

According XXL, Drizzy is set to receive the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award. The award, which honors those artists who have impacted the music industry to some capacity with their songwriting, will be given to Drake on June 16 at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.

"Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision, and we are pleased to honor him with the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award," said Songwriting Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb.

The Songwriter's Hall of Fame has honored the likes of John Legend and Alicia Keys in the past with the Hal David Starlight Award.

44 Comments

  • 716 demetrius niagara falls

    i hate that they put it like he won the song writer award that was the name of the award host he won the "starlight award" dont be fooled by the way the put it i seen a different post also smh

  • Truth

    With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one. With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one.

    • Blazzay

      Your pussy smells like Drake, he is a queerbait, he is awful & so is everything he writes, those songe you listed were booty!

  • Tidow

    Drake fucking sucks!

  • teknishen04

    This nigga is ass. Somebody hurry up and wheelchair Lil Jimmy asap!

  • frank

    congrats drake u been puttin in the work best out rite now!!!!!!

  • winning

    That is great. This nigga just writes about model women he wants to fuck, making music his friends party to and riding Wayne & Birdman's dick. He can't even fucking sing, he autotunes tracks all day. LOSER! For real if he gets a song writing award who's next Britney Spears, LOL!! Alicia Keys & John Legend they represent true song writing. Not... you fancy huh, hair done, nails did, everything big, wtf!!!!

    • Drake's Mother

      You tell em baby, I am Drakes whore mother, yall stop hating on my son, he can't help it he is a fucking pussy, I raised him that way, when he was just a wee little baby, we actually thought he was going to be a girl because his tini little wee-wee was an innie.

    • Drake

      Thats right chump, new jersey nets. I stay winning, lakers. Learn how to be a king like me and maybe you can be somebody some day, Tuesday. Its Drizzy all day until then, greatest. Peace homo, adam lambert Drake

  • Joshua Williams

    lol.. the industry be on this nigga nuts. dont get me wrong, drizzy done wrote some classic r & b and pop tunes for some great artists. but damn, when i think about others who have received this award- alicia keys, and john legend- i cant help to think about the amount of work they have put in. drizzy not on their level when it comes to song writing. its almost an insult. i mean alicia keys is legendary alone... c'mon. dude only bout 3 years in the game. he's only released one album. im a a die hard drizzy fan, and yes he has changed the game forever, and yes he is a superstar, but to receive this award is quite frankly them hanging from the nigga balls. as hellrazor below me put it "rebecca black might as well win a grammy" lbvs ANYWHO, CHECK ME OUT. I PROMISE GREAT MUSIC. IT'S A PROMISE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdylMPXtisY

  • hellrazor

    rebecca black might as well win a grammy.

  • Edi Kajmolli

    oh yea drake is totallly an amazing song writer -_-. "Im doin me" is pure genius. Mhmm. So is "hey hey heyy" and "we can share it like the last slice."Fuck Drake.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    no big drake fan but thats whats up nigga dont like to give props just look below

  • Anonymous

    With all the hate that this nigga gets hes obviously doin something right. But as for the writing, obviously he got it for writing other peoples songs. No one gets an award for songwriting for writing their own songs. He wrote Alicia Keys Unthinkable, Rihannas Whats my name (number 1 hit), Diddys Lovin you no more, and a few other ones.w You can hate on those songs if you want and say its cus of the "pop" audiences that made the songs in the top ten US singles. But dont hate him. hate america for making the songs number one.

  • Right On

    you know awards are bullshit when drake gets one for writing.

  • Alex Mendoza

    haha this is the equivalent of waka flocka getting a literacy award

    • Anonymous

      That was great. This nigga just writes about model women he wants to fuck, making music his friends party too and riding wayne and baby's dick. he can't even fucking sing, he autotune tracks all day. LOSER! for real if he gets a song writing award who's next briney spears, LOL. alicia keys, john legend that is true song riting. not you fancy huh, hair done, nails did, everything big, wtf!!!!

    • Edi Kajmolli

      lmfaoooooooo

  • Drake

    Oh! Its ya boy Drake in here, present...Just wanna say peace to all my haters trying to bring me down, skydiver. Yall cant stop my grind no matter what yall think, retard. Its young money cash money for life and we staying stupid rich, scrooge mcduck quak quak. Haha, keep typing on message boards while we get those big titty broads, precious. See yall at the grammys this year geeks, screetch. Peace and Im out, last year Drake

  • dontgiveafuck.

    drake ? a songwriting award ?!! naaaaaaaah !!!! APRIL FOOL BITCHES !!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    im just happy he got awards for playing a retarded school kid back in the day lol

    • Anonymous

      I thought he was just disabled, but that made me laugh. If only Degrassi would pull a Life Goes On, they might be popular again.

  • HRH

    kykes always award kykes. kyked out. Not right. Another piece of evidence that the industry isn't the freedom of speach and industry it once was

  • HRH

    kykes always award kykes. kyked out.

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  • Cealix

    Lets play "I'm Drake". -My songs are curing your heads, no aspirin

  • Jeremy F Taylor

    he's kinda corny. "im a star no spangled banner"

  • Devin Williams

    Songwriting hall of fame? Really??

  • Joe

    LOL...drake is a good rapper i give him that. but all heads know this nikka aint got no lyrics like that. y'all pussies think drake along with young money is nice because they took the word "like" out. e.g. swimming in the money come and find me nemo These awards such as the grammies just means you're acknowledged by a bunch of people that don't know anything about the hip-hop culture. Kudos. Drake, if he in fact writes his own songs, is a good POP songwriter for the radio but by no means a lyricist.

  • HenRoc

    You gotta be fucking kidding me, I hope he recieved an award for writing songs that lick balls. This dude is mad pussy!

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn't his ghostwriter get it instead of Drake?just saying...

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  • Nathan Harvey Malcolm

    Congradulations

  • Anonymous

    guy deserves it hes a good writer

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