At its annual award ceremony in London, performing rights organization BMI has awarded Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon its Icon Award, given to artists in recognition of their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." The BMI London Awards primarily focus on celebrating the year's most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television as written, composed and produced by European and Asian songwriters.
Song of the Year -- given to the song most performed on U.S. television and radio within BMI's catalog over the past twelve months -- went to "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," co-written by Jorgen Elofsson of Sweden and American Ali Tamposi, performed by Kelly Clarkson.
a-ha's '80s hit "Take On Me" was awarded the Million-Air Award after that song generated four million plays on American radio. The Million-Air award is given each time a song reaches 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 million plays on U.S. radio.
A full list of winners can be found at BMI's website.