April 25, 2024

Award-Winning Songwriter/Producer Benny Blanco To Receive The BMI President’S Award At The 2024 BMI Pop Awards

Evening Also Celebrates the Top Pop Songs, Songwriters and Music Publishers on Tuesday, June 4th in Beverly Hills, CA

(NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2024) BMI is excited to announce that hit songwriter, producer and artist benny blanco will be honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 2024 BMI Pop Awards. The evening will celebrate the multi-hyphenate creator’s prolific career which has produced countless songs that resonate with fans worldwide. BMI’s Pop Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year and BMI’s 50 most-performed Pop songs in the U.S. of the previous year will also be named. The private event, hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President Worldwide Creative Barbara Cane, will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

“benny’s numerous contributions to the art of music and songwriting across all genres are unparalleled,” said Cane. “His artistry and dedication to his craft have profoundly inspired and influenced many in our creative communities and we are thrilled to be honoring him with the BMI President’s Award. We’re also looking forward to a fabulous night that will celebrate the top songwriters and publishers we are privileged to represent.”

As a songwriter, record producer, actor, author and artist, benny blanco is renowned for his diverse style and ability to craft chart-topping hits across genres. He has written and produced hits like “Diamonds” by Rihanna, “Circus” by Britney Spears and “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 to name just a few. He has also cultivated an extensive discography, collaborating with top-tier artists like Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, SZA, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and many more. In 2018, blanco showcased his versatility as a recording artist with his Platinum-certified debut album, FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS, which included the 6x Platinum hit “Eastside,” featuring Halsey and Khalid. He went on to release his follow-up album, FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS 2, in 2021 featuring the 2x Platinum single “Lonely” with Justin Bieber.

Throughout his career, blanco has amassed 29 #1 songs, a Golden Globe nomination and 11 GRAMMY nominations, including Producer of the Year. In 2013 he received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the iHeart Radio Producer of the Year Award in 2017. blanco has accumulated 55 BMI Awards, was named Songwriter of the Year four times and won Pop Song of the Year in 2013 for “Moves Like Jagger.”

In addition to his successful career in music, benny has a passion for cooking and is releasing his first cookbook OPEN WIDE: A Cookbook for Friends, on April 30th. 

In receiving the BMI President’s Award, blanco joins an elite group of previous recipients including Luis Fonsi, Noel Gallagher, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, Ludacris, P!nk, Willie Nelson, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Brian Wilson, and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few.

For more information on the BMI Pop Awards, visit and use hashtag #BMIPopAwards on social.

Press credentials will be very limited due to capacity. To apply for red carpet credentials, please go to

A post event press release, photos and video will be serviced after the event.

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