ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award

Award is named after the late singer, songwriter and social activist, Harry Chapin, and is given for humanitarian contributions.

Chapin, who wrote and performed such pop/folk classics as "Cat's In The Cradle," "Taxi," "W*O*L*D" and "Songman," was an early music industry advocate for the world hunger movement. He was a founder of the non-profit organization, WHYHunger, and tirelessly gave of his time and talent to perform at countless benefits and events in support of a variety of social causes.

John Mellencamp

2019

Jason Mraz

2018

Jon Batiste

2017

Kenny Loggins

2016

Grace Potter - ASCAP Harry Chapin Vanguard Award

2015

Felix Cavaliere - ASCAP Harry Chapin Legacy Award

2015

The Fab Faux

2014

Yoko Ono

2013

Darlene Love, Peter Noone and Ronnie Spector

2012

Rubén Blades

2011

Ashford & Simpson

2010

Wyclef Jean

2009

Elvis Costello

2008

Jackson Browne

2007

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels

2006

Michael McDonald

2005

Emmylou Harris

2004

Judy Collins

2003

Harry Belafonte

2000

Barbra Streisand

1994

Peter, Paul & Mary

1988

Kenny Rogers

1987

ASCAP Special Awards Archive

See the full list of ASCAP members that we've honored with special ASCAP awards over the years.