B.o.B., Drake Win Big At BMI Awards


Drake won his first Songwriter of the Year Award at the BMI Urban Awards held last night at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. The celebration honors songwriters, producers and music publishers of BMI R&B and Hip Hop songs.

“I really want to dedicate this award real quick to my mother, who never gave me the definition of a word in my life,” Drake said in acceptance of his award. “I would always ask her what this meant, she’d always make me look it up. And I would have to look up all these words and I’d have to learn words and build a vocabulary.”

B.o.B also became the youngest songwriter ever to win the BMI Urban Song of the Year for his track “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars and producer Lex Lugar was the youngest BMI Urban Award recipient.

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Polow Da Don, Kane Beatz, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and others also were honored.