Lady Gaga, Jason Derülo & JR Rotem share Songwriter of the Year crown; Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” named Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Songs LLC earns Publisher of the Year

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David Foster Named BMI Icon at 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Jason Derülo & JR Rotem share Songwriter of the Year crown; Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” named Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Songs LLC earns Publisher of the Year

Posted in News on May 18, 2011

BMI held its 59th annual Pop Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Visionary songwriter and producer David Foster was celebrated as a BMI Icon in recognition of his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”

Lady Gaga, Jason Derülo and JR Rotem all became the BMI Pop Songwriters of the Year. Gaga, Derülo and Rotem each contributed four songs to the year’s most-performed list. Lady Antebellum’s crossover smash “Need You Now” garnered Pop Song of the Year honors for co-writers Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley and publishers DWHaywood Music, RADIOBULLETSPUBLISHING and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. With 16 songs among the year’s most-performed, Sony/ATV Songs LLC claimed the Pop Publisher of the Year crystal.

Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, along with Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President/General Manager, Los Angeles, and Phil Graham, BMI Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, the ceremony also saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed pop songs on U.S. radio and television.

An all-star musical tribute paid homage to David Foster. Brian McKnight delivered the Earth, Wind & Fire smash “After the Love is Gone”; Keri Hilson performed Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”; Cody Karey and Delta Goodrem partnered for “The Prayer,” originally recorded by Celine Dion and Josh Groban; and Chaka Khan capped off the tribute with her own “Through the Fire.”

As a BMI Icon, Foster joins ranks that include John Fogerty, Gamble & Huff, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, the Bee Gees, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton, among others. Foster has written and produced hits for international superstars including Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Andrea Bocelli, Chicago, Michael Bublé, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Earth, Wind & Fire, *NSYNC, The Corrs, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Chaka Khan, Boz Scaggs, Michael Bolton, Brandy, and more. The three-time BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year has garnered 42 BMI Awards over four consecutive decades. Twenty-two of his songs have generated more than one million performances; Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” have accumulated more than five million each. Fifteen Grammys, including three Producer of the Year trophies, line his shelves. Foster was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Below is the complete list of 2011 BMI Pop Awards winners:

BMI Icon
DAVID FOSTER

Pop Songwriters of the Year
JASON DERÜLO
“In My Head”
“Replay”
“Ridin’ Solo”
“Whatcha Say”

LADY GAGA
“Alejandro”
“Bad Romance”
“Paparazzi”
“Telephone”

JR ROTEM
“In My Head”
“Replay”
“Ridin’ Solo”
“Whatcha Say”

Pop Song of the Year
“NEED YOU NOW”
Dave Haywood
Charles Kelley
DWHaywood Music
RADIOBULLETSPUBLISHING
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Lady Antebellum

Pop Publisher of the Year
SONY/ATV SONGS LLC
“Alejandro”
“Bad Romance”
“Do You Remember”
“Fallin’ For You”
“I Never Told You”
“In My Head”
“Paparazzi”
“Replay”
“Ridin’ Solo”
“Sexy Chick”
“Sweet Dreams”
“Telephone”
“Two Is Better Than One”
“Whatcha Say”
“You Belong With Me” (2nd award)
“Your Love Is My Drug”

2011 BMI Pop Music Awards
Award-Winning Songs

3
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Britney Spears

ACCORDING TO YOU
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
Music of Stage Three
Orianthi

AIRPLANES
Alex Da Kid
B.o.B.
Ham Squad Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams

ALEJANDRO
Lady Gaga
RedOne
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

BAD ROMANCE
Lady Gaga
RedOne
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

BREAK YOUR HEART
Fraser T. Smith (PRS)
Chrysalis Songs
Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris

BREAKEVEN
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS)
Mark Sheehan (PRS)
Music of Stage Three
Universal Music-Z Songs
The Script

BULLETPROOF
Elly Jackson (PRS)
Ben Langmaid (PRS)
BMG Platinum Songs US
La Roux

CALIFORNIA GURLS
Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Mike Love
Bonnie McKee
Brian Wilson
Bonnie McKee Music
CYP Two Publishing
Irving Music
Matza Ball Music
My Own Chit Publishing
Where Da Kasz At?
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

CARRY OUT
Jerome Harmon
Jerome Harmon Productions
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake

CLOSER TO LOVE
Josiah Bell
Mat Kearney
Robert Marvin
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Façade Aside Music
J L C B Music Publishing
Meaux Mercy Publishing
Mat Kearney

DO YOU REMEMBER
Jared Cotter
Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney
Lil Jon
Jay Sean (PRS)
Dabney Music Publishing
David Platz Music, Inc.
Lil Jizzel Music Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Jay Sean featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon

DOWN
Jared Cotter
Lil Wayne
Jay Sean (PRS)
David Platz Music, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne

DYNAMITE
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Bonnie McKee
Bonnie McKee Music
CYP Two Publishing
Matza Ball Music
Where Da Kasz At?
Taio Cruz

FALLIN’ FOR YOU
Colbie Caillat
Cocomarie Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Colbie Caillat

GOOD GIRLS GO BAD
Kara DioGuardi
Kevin Rudolf
Bug Music
Lion Aire Publishing
Sunshine Terrace Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester

HALFWAY GONE
Jude Cole
Kevin Rudolf
Jason Wade
Jason Wade Music
Jeseth Music
Lion Aire Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Lifehouse

HAVEN’T MET YOU YET
Alan Chang
Amy Foster
Ihan Zhan Music
Ms. Doe Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Michael Bublé

HEY SOUL SISTER
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
Stellar Songs Ltd.
Train

I GOTTA FEELING (2nd Award)
apl.de.ap
Taboo
will.i.am
apl.de.ap publishing, llc
BMG Sapphire Songs
i.am.composing llc
Tab Magnetic Publishing
Black Eyed Peas

I NEVER TOLD YOU
Colbie Caillat
Kara DioGuardi
Bug Music
Cocomarie Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Sunshine Terrace Music
Colbie Caillat

IF YOU ONLY KNEW
Brent Smith
Driven By Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Shinedown

IMMA BE
apl.de.ap
Thomas Brenneck
Michael Deller
Daniel Foder
Taboo
Jared Tankel
will.i.am
apl.de.ap publishing, llc
BMG Sapphire Songs
i.am.composing llc
Songs From Defend
Tab Magnetic Publishing
Black Eyed Peas

IN MY HEAD
Jason Derülo
Claude Kelly
JR Rotem
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Jonathan Rotem Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jason Derülo

LIFE AFTER YOU
Chris Daughtry
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Joey Moi (SOCAN)
Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music
Universal Music-Careers
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Daughtry

LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS)
Mark Sheehan (PRS)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Universal Music-Z Songs
Kris Allen

LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
Alex Da Kid
Eminem
Skylar Grey
Hotel Bravo Music
M Shop Publishing
Shroom Shady Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Universal Music-Z Songs
Eminem featuring Rihanna

MEET ME HALFWAY
apl.de.ap
Printz Board
Brian Chase
Karen O
Taboo
will.i.am
Nick Zinner
apl.de.ap publishing, llc
Chrysalis Songs
BMG Sapphire Songs
i.am.composing llc
Printz Polar Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Tab Magnetic Publishing
Black Eyed Peas

MISERY
Jesse Carmichael
Adam Levine
Mickey Madden
February Twenty-Second Music
Universal Music-Careers
Maroon 5

NEED YOU NOW
Dave Haywood
Charles Kelley
DWHaywood Music
RADIOBULLETSPUBLISHING
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Lady Antebellum

NEVER GONNA BE ALONE
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Nickelback

NEVER SAY NEVER
David Welsh
Mokos Music
The Fray

NEW DIVIDE
Chester Bennington
Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
Dave Farrell
Joe Hahn
Mike Shinoda
Big Bad Mr. Hahn Music
Chesterchaz Publishing
Kenji Kobayashi Music
Nondisclosure Agreement Music
Pancakey Cakes Music
Rob Bourdon Music
Universal Music-Z Songs
Linkin Park

PAPARAZZI
Lady Gaga
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

PARTY IN THE USA
Claude Kelly
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Miley Cyrus

REPLAY
Jason Derülo
Iyaz
JR Rotem
Art In The Fodder Music
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Jonathan Rotem Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Yaggamentz Music
Iyaz

RIDIN’ SOLO
Jason Derülo
JR Rotem
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Jonathan Rotem Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Jason Derülo

SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)
Carl Young
C-Ya Later Sounds
Michael Franti and Spearhead featuring Cherine Anderson

SEXY CHICK
Giorgio Tuinfort
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
David Guetta featuring Akon

SMILE
Blair Daly
JT Harding
Uncle Kracker
Bless The Bikini Music
Gaje Music, Inc.
JTX Music
Mighty Co Music
Songs For Beans
Songs of Windswept Pacific
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Uncle Kracker

SOMEDAY
Shy Carter
Primary Wave Brian
Worldwide EMG Music B
You Want How Much of What? Publishing
Rob Thomas

SWEET DREAMS
Jim Jonsin
Wayne Wilkins (PRS)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Jimipub Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Beyoncé

TELEPHONE
Rodney Jerkins
Lady Gaga
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Rodney Jerkins Productions, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé

THIS AFTERNOON
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Mike Kroeger (SOCAN)
Ryan Peake (SOCAN)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Nickelback

TIK TOK
Ke$ha
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Dynamite Cop Music
Matza Ball Music
Where Da Kasz At?
Ke$ha

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Boys Like Girls featuring Taylor Swift

WHATAYA WANT FROM ME
P!nk
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
P!nk Inside Publishing
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Adam Lambert

WHATCHA SAY
Jason Derülo
JR Rotem
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Jonathan Rotem Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Jason Derülo

YOU BELONG WITH ME (2nd Award)
Liz Rose
Taylor Swift
Orbison Music LLC
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Wagnerville Music
Taylor Swift

YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG
Ke$ha
Pebe Sebert
Dynamite Cop Music
Kecse Rose Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Where Da Kasz At?
Ke$ha

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