Kobalt Music Publishing won for publisher of the year.
Doja Cat’s breakthrough smash “Say So” was named song of the year at the virtual event. The TikTok-assisted single reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2020 and received a Grammy nod for record of the year. Lydia Asrat co-wrote the song.
Roddy Ricch took home the award for songwriter of the year for “penning five of BMI’s 35 most-performed hip-hop/R&B songs of the previous year,” according to a statement from the publishing rights organization. The hip-hop star has writing credits on “The Box” and DaBaby’s “Rockstar” collab, both of which had long runs at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as well as “The Woo,” “Ballin'” and “High Fashion.”