Lil Nas X will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2022 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala.
The rapper will be honored at the 51st Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
The Hal David Starlight Award is presented to gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
Lil Nas X, the 23-year-old rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, was dubbed “an internationally recognized phenomenon” by Billboard. He rose to fame in 2019 when he released “Old Town Road” and simultaneously upended the music industry – shattering genre norms, disrupting the charts and going viral worldwide. The song’s remix with Billy Ray Cyrus became the longest running No. 1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history.
His critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated debut album Montero was included on numerous Best of 2021 lists.
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