Post Malone’s 'Circles' was named song of the year, while Warner Chappell Music took publisher of the year for the 14th time.
The Weeknd was named songwriter of the year for the first time at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards on Tuesday (April 13). The event was held virtually for the second year in a row.
The pop and R&B superstar also received two most-performed song awards for “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless,” both of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Weeknd is now a 13-time ASCAP Awards winner. "Blinding Lights" logs a record-extending 57th week in the top 10 on this week's Billboard Hot 100.
Meanwhile, Post Malone’s smash “Circles" was named song of the year. The song spent 39 weeks in the top 10, which was the record-holder until "Blinding Lights" surpassed it. "Circles" also received Grammy nods for record and song of the year. ("Blinding Lights" was famously snubbed by the Grammys.) The award for "Circles" was shared by ASCAP writers Louis Bell, Kaan Güneşberk and Billy Walsh and their publishers Nyan King Music, Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group.