Post Malone is being honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala (SHOF), and will be bestowed with the ‘Hal David Starlight Award’ at the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner on June 15 in New York City. The award, named after former SHOF Chairman Hal David (who was also a songwriter of hits by Dionne Warwick and more) is given to “young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs.”
Current SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers says in a statement: “Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of watching Posty become one of the biggest artists in the world and he’s done it by writing phenomenal songs. Way before Post Malone was a superstar, he was a great songwriter, and this is his first step into the Songwriters Hall of Fame!”
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, John Mayer, John Legend and Drake are among the other esteemed artists who’ve received the award since it was instituted in 2004. Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Glen Ballard, Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose are the 2023 inductees into the SHOF.
Over the past decade, Post Malone’s four albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the Top 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200, and have spawned the hits songs “Rockstar,” “Circles,” “Psycho,” “Better Now,” “Sunflower” and many more.
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