The Big Sweep: ASCAP Members Dominate Award Season Nominations
The red carpets are rolling out as award season kicks into high gear. From dazzling movie musicals to Billboard chart toppers, ASCAP songwriters dominated the charts and movie screens in 2016 to bring us the songs we couldn't stop talking about...or singing!
And now they're being recognized for their tremendous works from the most prestigious academies in the music and movie industries. We are thrilled to announce that ASCAP songwriters swept all 5 nominations for BOTH of the major song categories -- the GRAMMYs Song of the Year and the Oscars' Best Original Song!
ASCAP songwriters wrote some of the most impactful songs in the world last year. The Recording Academy and the Motion Picture Academy clearly agree.
SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
"Formation" performed by Beyoncé
ASCAP co-writers: Beyoncé, Michael L. Williams II
"Hello" performed by Adele
ASCAP co-writer: Greg Kurstin
"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" performed by Mike Posner
ASCAP writer: Mike Posner
"Love Yourself" performed by Justin Bieber
ASCAP co-writer: Justin Bieber
"7 Years" performed by Lukas Graham
ASCAP co-writers: Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard, Morten Ristorp
BEST ORIGINAL SONG NOMINEES
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land
ASCAP writers: Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" from Trolls
ASCAP writers: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
*check out our interview with Justin Timberlake about creating the song
"City of Stars" from La La Land
ASCAP writers: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
"The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story
ASCAP writer: J. Ralph
"How Far I'll Go" from Moana
ASCAP writer: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tune in to the GRAMMYs Sunday, February 12th on CBS and the Oscars on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.