The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has presented Canadian rockers Nickelback with its International Achievement Award, while also honoring jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

Peterson, who died last year, was given a special achievement award at the gala earlier this week, while other Canadian artists, like Avril Lavigne, received recognition for airplay on Canadian radio in 2007.

Lavigne received three awards, for airplay of her songs, "Girlfriend," "Keep Holding On," and "When You're Gone." Nelly Furtado had two songs on the list while "Paralyzer" by Burlington, Ont., band Finger Eleven was the top rock song played in 2007 and "Sunday Morning" by rapper k-os was the top urban music song.

Socan also recognized songs that were played more than 100,000 times of Canadain radio, including six cuts by the Barenaked Ladies, as well as three by Leonard Cohen.

The awards were presented in Toronto on Monday night.

A full list of award winners can be found at www.socan.ca.