ASCAP Repertory Recap: March 2019
The start of the new year was a big one for ASCAP members, who won major awards, topped charts and made history with their music. Check out their notable accomplishments below.
1. Ariana Grande broke multiple records with her new album, Thank U, Next:
• On February 19th, Ariana became only the second artist of all time to hold the top 1, 2 and 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since The Beatles accomplished the same feat in 1964.
• She set the record for achieving four #1s on the Pop Songs Chart in the shortest amount of time with "Thank U, Next," "7 Rings," "No Tears Left to Cry," and "God is a Woman".
• Her new album, Thank U, Next, launched in February with the most first-week streams ever for a pop album.
2. Cardi B made history as the first solo woman rapper to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards in February. ASCAP members won 40 categories at the Grammys.
3. Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 2019 ACM Awards Nominations. The ACM Awards will take place in Vegas on April 7th. Chris Stapleton received six nominations in four categories, including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year.
4. H.E.R., Cardi B, The Carters & Kendrick Lamar lead the NAACP Image Award Music nominations. A total of 39 ASCAP songwriters and groups were named across 11 categories in the Recording division, including all five nominees in the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration category.
5. ASCAP member Anthony Rossomando won the Oscar for Best Original Song for his work with Lady Gaga and their other co-writers on "Shallow," from A Star Is Born, which became the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 the week after the Oscars.
We can't wait to see which hits ASCAP members write this summer!