• Julia Kai

The Weeknd Wins Songwriter of the Year Award at 2021 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

The Weeknd was named Songwriter of the Year on Tuesday, April 13 at the second ever virtual ASCAP Pop Music Awards.


In addition to winning Songwriter of the Year, the Weeknd recieved most-performed song awards for both "Blinding Lights" and "Heartless." The two songs reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list upon their release, with "Blinding Lights" reaching a record 57th week on the list.


The event will be held at 10:00 A.M. ET, Tuesday through Thursday, April 15. Fans can keep up with the awards through @ASCAP on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, using #ASCAPAwards. A complete list of ASCAP award winners is available on the ASCAP website.