Jack Harlow named SESAC Songwriter of the Year for second consecutive year

Honor was awarded at 2022 SESAC Music Awards

Jack Harlow was named Songwriter of the Year for the second consecutive year at last night’s (Wed, Sept 21st) 2022 SESAC Music Awards in West Hollywood. The music publishing organization celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind this year’s most-performed songs across a variety of genres for the first in-person ceremony in several years.

The event was attended by several top music industry executives, artists, songwriters, and publishers including, Harlow, Robert Glasper, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dixson, and Kenyon Dixon, among others.

Song of the Year resulted in a tie with Harlow being honored for “Industry Baby” and Glass Animals for their massive hit, “Heat Waves.” “Heat Waves” has become Glass Animals most successful single to date, spending five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending 84 weeks on the chart. “Industry Baby” is Harlow’s first No. 1 hit and was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Both songs are massive viral hits, each accumulating billions of global streams across all platforms.

Sony Music Publishing, publisher of “Industry Baby,” was named Publisher of the Year.

Bryan-Michael Cox was awarded the SESAC Icon Award highlighting his incredible achievements in music as both songwriter and producer. His prolific career includes 35 No. 1 hits, 20 Top 10 hits, 12 Grammy Award nominations, and nine wins. He has broken the record previously held by the Beatles for Billboard’s most consecutive No. 1 hits and received the SESAC Songwriter of the Year award six years in a row. Over the course of his decades-long career, he has worked with artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, and many more.

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