The ASCAP Vanguard Award is an honor given to musicians in recognition of their impact on new and developing music genres that help to shape the future of the music industry.
Don, the award winning bi-lingual rapper, has most notably collaborated with DJ Khaled, Future, French Montana and Drake‘s on his latest No. 1 album, Scorpion. Her single “Hurtin’ Me” went to No. 7 on the U.K. Charts and was viewed 100 million times on YouTube.
Walker caught the industry’s attention with the release of his international hit single “Leave a Light On,” which went on to sell 2 million copies worldwide and was streamed over 300 million times.
ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams said in a statement, “Stefflon Don and Tom Walker are self-made firebrands paving the way for the British music scene. Whether through their solo works or collaborations with the biggest hitmakers the world has to offer, both artists have truly set an unbeatable standard in their dedication to authentic, honest songwriting. We are so honoured to celebrate Stefflon and Tom’s chart-topping and globe-trotting careers, and look forward to watching them take off in Europe and beyond.”
The ASCAP London Awards 2018 ceremony is set to take place in downtown London on Oct. 23.