Rapper takes residence Hal David Starlight Award at ceremony that additionally acknowledged Gloria Estefan and Jeff Lynne
Post Malone’s tunesmithery was rewarded Thursday evening when the Songwriters Hall of Fame gave him the Hal David Starlight Award, named for the lyricist who wrote “Stroll on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “Do You Know the Strategy to San Jose” with the late Burt Bacharach. The trophy acknowledges younger songwriters impacting the music world with unique songs.
“I don’t suppose that I’m deserving of it however I’m so honored and so completely happy to be amongst so many legendary names and so many legendary individuals,” the rapper, whose greatest hits embrace “Rockstar,” “Psycho,” and “Circles,” advised The Related Press on the pink carpet. Malone, whose actual identify is Austin Post, will launch a brand new album, Austin, on July 28.
On the occasion, Post carried out his 2016 track, “Feeling Whitney,” solo with an acoustic guitar. He allowed his voice to warble on the monitor the place it was easy on the unique model on his 2016 album, Stoney.
“At the very least what I’m saying is listened to,” Post mentioned on the pink carpet. “So it’s actually thrilling, and it’s actually, actually cool. And the child who was sitting on my mattress at 12, writing his personal songs, making his personal beats, is tremendous pumped. That’s the man I wanna be.”
The Hall of Fame additionally acknowledged the abilities of inductees Glen Ballard (who cowrote Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Tablet and Michael Jackson’s “Man within the Mirror”), Gloria Estefan, Electrical Mild Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley (the Man and Blackstreet member), and Liz Rose (songwriter for Taylor Swift). Lyricist Tim Rice, who collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his greatest musicals and on many of Disney’s hit movies, obtained the Johnny Mercer Award (named for the lyricist behind “Moon River” and “Autumn Leaves”). CBS’ Anthony Mason obtained the Patron of the Arts Award.
“It’s very near my coronary heart, what can I inform you?” Estefan advised the AP concerning the induction. “[Being a songwriter is] what I’m in my core. That’s what’s saved me all through my life – different individuals’s music, different individuals’s lyrics – it was a giant, large honor for me. It was very particular for me.”
From Rolling Stone US.