According to Variety, the Old Town Road hitmaker will receive the Hal David Starlight Award which honours “gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry”.
LIL NAS X TO BE HONOURED AT THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
Speaking to Variety, Songwriters Hall of Fame chair Nile Rodgers praised Lil Nas X mentioning that the young muso is someone they are “very proud” to honour the young rapper with the Hal David Starlight Award.
“He has perhaps better than anyone demonstrated how powerful great songs are with Old Town Road and Montero dominating the charts for almost every day of the last three years.”
Songwriters Hall of Fame president, Linda Moran added: “ He is certainly worthy of joining the esteemed list of past Starlight Award honorees.”
Other artists who have received the prestigious award include Drake, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys.
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
After missing out on the Grammy Awards in March, Lil Nas X scored himself a win at the Billboard Music Awards on 16 May.
The star rapper won the Top Rap Song award for his chart-topping single Industry Baby featuring Jack Harlow.
Lil Nas X beat out Drake’s Way 2 Sexy and Knife Talk, Polo G’s RapStar and Masked Wolf’s Astronaut In The Ocean.
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‘LONG LIVE MONTERO TOUR’
To celebrate the release of his debut album Montero, Lil Nas X is set to kick off his World Tour on 6 September in Detriot, Michigan. This is Lil Nas X’s very first tour.
Taking to Instagram on 28 April, the 23-year-old musician shared that he’ll also be performing in Paris, London, Brussels, Barcelona and Berlina.