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Lily Allen and Jay Sean given BMI awards

Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all picked up accolades for their songwriting at the BMI Awards last night (05.10.10).
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Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all received songwriting awards last night (05.10.10).

The pop stars were all given awards for the amount of radio and TV play they have had in the US at the Broadcast Music International (BMI) awards, which honours songwriters.

Record company executives collected the trophies on behalf of most artists, although legendary music industry figures including The Beatles producer George Martin and lyricist Don Black were in attendance - and Don was named BMI Icon at the ceremony, for his services to songwriting.

After a film montage of his career, Don - most famous for writing the words to five James Bond themes and winning an Oscar for the theme to 'Born Free', as well as the lyrics to a number of musicals - collected the engraved cup-shaped award and gave an acceptance speech.

He quipped: "After Del's introduction I don't think anyone will have to Google me. And thanks for that bucket, I may well need it.

"My whole life changed, for me, when I was working in Demnark street, London, in the early days; and it's very appropriate to mention tonight, that the first song I plugged as a song plugger was 'Don't Laugh At Me' by the late, but certainly great, Norman Wisdom.

"I've worked with so many brilliant composers, I couldn't possibly mention them all - but I have to name John Barry and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who both played such an important part in my career."

Former M People singer Heather Small also attended to collect an award for her song 'Proud', which is the theme tune to reality series 'The Biggest Loser' in the US.

She told BANG Showbiz: "It's nice to be recognised. My award is for 'Proud', which is on 'The Biggest Loser', which may not sound great, but it's all about losing weight!

"I don't do so much now, but I'm going on tour with Lula and Anastacia in November later this year, which I'm looking forward to."

Over 50 trophies were given out over the evening, with the writers behind hits including Akon and David Guetta's 'Sexy Chick', Jay-Z and Rihanna's 'Run This Town' and Cascada's 'Evacuate the Dancefloor' collecting awards.

Posted on 6 Oct 2010 09:45 to category : Music News

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