Drake wins songwriter of the year at 2022 SOCAN Awards


Drake has gained a number of songwriting prizes at the 2022 SOCAN Awards.

The Toronto music star acquired two rap music awards for his singles Wants and Needs and Way 2 Sexy at a Toronto gala celebrating the finest in Canadian songwriting, composing and music publishing. That’s along with profitable songwriter of the year in the performer class, introduced earlier this month.

Drake didn’t attend Monday’s celebration.

The night bash additionally acknowledged beforehand introduced winners together with Yukon artist Stephen (Koz) Kozmeniuk, who claimed songwriter of the year in the producer class.

Kozmeniuk, whose prolonged previous credit embrace tasks with Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, additionally gained the International Song Award for the monster hit Levitating, carried out by Dua Lipa.

Veteran movie and TV composer Keith Power of Newfoundland and Labrador, who has scored a whole lot of episodes of community tv, took residence his fifth Screen Composer of the Year Award. As nicely, Vancouver rapper and singer bbno$ was named breakout songwriter.

Canadian songwriter and performer Tom Cochrane was offered with the Cultural Impact Award for his 1991 radio staple Life Is A Highway.

Jazz-rock group Lighthouse, recognized for hits together with 1971’s One Fine Morning and 1972’s Sunny Days, had been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for his or her five-decade profession.


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