Charli XCX and Sony/ATV Earn Top Honors at SESAC Pop Awards

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Charli XCX speaks at the 2017 SESAC Pop Awards on April 13, 2017 in New York City. 

Charli XCX had a banner night at the SESAC Pop Awards on Thursday, earning songwriter of the year honors as well as song of the year for writing the Selena Gomez-fronted hit, "Same Old Love." The British singer-songwriter swept the same two awards back in 2014 with "I Love It," recorded by Icona Pop and featuring herself.

"Everyone here is a big family and I feel very welcome, so thank you very much," she said in her acceptance speech at the event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. "A shout to everyone who looks after me over there."

Sony/ATV was awarded publisher of the year, and attendees were treated to performances by Jaheim and SESAC Legacy Award recipient George Clinton, who played "We Want the Funk."

SESAC artists Green Day, the Avett Brothers and Young the Giant also had their songs honored with performance awards.

 

TOP AWARDS

Songwriter of the Year: Charli XCX (PRS) 

Publisher of the Year: SONY ATV Sounds

Song of the Year: "Same Old Love"
Written by Charli XCX 
Recorded by Selena Gomez
Published by Sony ATV Sounds, Stellar Songs Ltd (PRS)
 

PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS

"Cold Water"
Written by King Henry
Published by Duke City Music, SONGS Music Publishing
Recorded by Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & M0

"Hymn For The Weekend"
Written by Venor Yard
Published by Keys Strings and A Pen Music, Reach Music Publishing
Recorded by Coldplay

"Don't" 
Written by Bryan Michael Cox, Mariah Carey
Published by Babyboys Little Pub Co, Noontime South Inc., WBM Music Corp, Universal Tunes, 
​Beyondidolization, Reach Music
Recorded by Bryson Tiller

"Company"
Written by James "JHart" Abrahart
Published by Jayded Ink Publishing, Universal Tunes
Recorded by Justin Bieber

"Way Down We Go"
Written by Daniel Kristjansson, David Antonsson, JJ Julius Son, Rubin Pollock
Published by Rotten Shark Music, Blue Potato Music, Vegasalt, Ruby Two, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Kaleo

"Electric Love"
Written by Nicholas Long
Published by Victorious Secret
Recorded by BORNS

"Good Love"
Written by Derek Allen
Published by 4 Stringa Songs
Recorded by Keith Sweat

"So I Can Have You Back"
Written by Derek Allen
Published by 4 Stringa Songs
Recorded by Joe

"CRZY"
Written by Denisia "Blu June" Andrews
Published by 1114 Sounds, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Kehlani​

"Sunshine"
Written by Rubi Rene Green
Published by Good Rubi Music
Recorded by Eric Benet

"Waiting On You"
Written by Kenyon Dixon
Published kenyondixonmusic, Music by Gibson & Gibson
Recorded by Tyrese

"You Don't Get Me High Anymore"
Written by Sarah Barthel, Joshua Carter
Published by Demarest Barthel Music, Charlie Everywhere Music, SONGS Music Publishing
Recorded by Phantogram

"Bang Bang"
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright III, Michael Ryan Pritchard
Published by Green Daze Music, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Green Day

"Revolution Radio"
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright III, Michael Ryan Pritchard
Published by Green Daze Music, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Green Day

"Still Breathing" 
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright III, Michael Ryan Pritchard
Published by Green Daze Music, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Green Day

"Struggle Love"
Written by Bale'Wa Muhammad
Published by Jahque Joints, Universal Polygram International Tunes Inc.
Recorded by Jaheim

"Famous"
Written by Swizz Beatz
Published by Monza Ronza, Universal Tunes
Recorded by Kanye West

"Something To Believe In"
Written by Eric Cannata, Francois Comtois, Jacob Tilley, Payam Doostzadeh, Sameer Gadhia
Published by EricC Publishing, The Jakes, Jacob Tilley, Doostzadeh Group, Mi Fiammetta Inc., Kobalt Music Copyrights
Recorded by Young The Giant

"Wow"
Written by Cole Greif-Neill
Published by Beggars Music Limited (PRS)
Recorded by Beck

"Reverend"
Written by Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill
Published by Pubelishing Publishing, Canyon Candy Publishing, Dixie Farm Publishing,
BMG Silver Songs US
Recorded by Kings Of Leon

"Waste A Moment"
Written by Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill
Published by Pubelishing Publishing, Canyon Candy Publishing, Dixie Farm Publishing,
BMG Silver Songs US
Recorded by Kings Of Leon

"Walls"
Written by Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill
Published by Pubelishing Publishing, Canyon Candy Publishing, Dixie Farm Publishing, 
BMG Silver Songs US
Recorded by Kings Of Leon

"Life Itself"
Written by Dave Bayley (PRS)
Published by Beggars Music Limited (PRS)
Recorded by Glass Animals

"Magnets"
Written by Guy Lawrence (PRS), Howard Lawrence (PRS), Jimmy Napes (PRS)
Published by Universal Polygram International Tunes Inc., Salli Isaak Music Publishing (PRS)
Recorded by Disclosure feat. Lorde

"Ditmas"
Written by Ben Lovett (PRS), Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford (PRS), Winston Marshall (PRS)
Published by Universal Polygram International Inc.
Recorded by Mumford & Sons

"Sign Of The Times"
Written by Jacob Luttrell
Published by LSLX Music, Artist Publishing Group East, WBM Music Corp
Recorded by Cee Lo Green

"Bring Back The Summer"
Written by Lianna Hauoli Sylvan
Published by Match Sound Publishing
Recorded by Rain Man Feat. Oly

"Ain't No Man"
Written by Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford
Published by NEMOIV Music, First Big Snow Publishing, Truth Comes True
Publishing, Ramseur Family Fold Music, BMG Silver Songs US
Recorded by Avett Brothers

"True Sadness"
Written by Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford
Published by NEMOIV Music, First Big Snow Publishing, Truth Comes True Publishing, Ramseur Family Fold Music, BMG Silver Songs US
Recorded by Avett Brothers

"No Problem"
Written by Ivan Jackson
Published by Stellar Songs Ltd, Sony ATV Sounds
Recorded by Chance The Rapper

"You & Me" 
Written by Rami Dawod
Published by Ramidawodmusic. Third Spirit Music, Global Entertainment Songs
Recorded by Marc E. Bassy Feat. G-Eazy

"Grass Ain't Greener"
Written by Nikhil Seetharam
Published by Kromatik, Sony ATV Sounds, 
Recorded by Chris Brown

"Love Yourz"
Written by Calvin Price
Published by CritaCal Productions, Reign Forever Group Inc.
Recorded by J. Cole

"What We Live For"
Written by James Shelley, Zachary Barnett
Published by James Adam Shelley Publishing, Zac Barnett Publishing, Round Hill Copyrights
Recorded by American Authors