Since her debut in 2014, Halsey has become one of the most successful young pop stars of the day, having racked up various accolades along the way. Now, the 24-year-old singer will have a new award to add to her trophy case.
On Tuesday (April 9), it was announced that Halsey would receive the Hal David Starlight award at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City on June 13. The star will be joining the ranks of past honorees, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas and Sara Bereilles.
The Hal David Starlight Award is given each year to a talented young songwriter who has made a “significant impact” on the music industry through their songwriting. “I’ve watched Halsey grow over the last five years and every record seems to be better than the last one,” said chairman and legendary producer Nile Rodgers. “I’m delighted that she’s being recognized in this much deserved way.”
“Halsey bares her soul with heart-wrenching, rebellious and complex lyrics that come from a place of creativity and strength where not many songwriters are comfortable going,” said Songwriters Hall of Fame president and ceo Linda Moran. “She is more than worthy to join the roster of the young songwriters who have received the coveted Hal David Starlight Award.”
This year’s roster of inductees into the Hall of Fame include Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin & Cat Stevens. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award and music publisher Martin Bandier will receive the Visionary Leadership Award.