Ellie Goulding will get the BMI President’s Award and Tems will get the BMI Impact Award at the 2022 BMI London Awards, which will be introduced at London’s Savoy Hotel on Oct. 3.
The private event will be hosted by Mike O’Neill, BMI president and CEO, and Shirin Foroutan, BMI VP, creative, Europe.
The ceremony likewise honors the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of the earlier year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and TV from BMI’s collection. The million-air awards, song of the year, and awards for pop, dance, film, TV and cable TV music will likewise be introduced all through the evening.
“We’re thrilled to be back in person at the Savoy celebrating our BMI family of U.K. and European songwriters, composers and music publishers,” Foroutan said in a statement.
Goulding, 35, has had two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 – “Lights,” which came to No. 2 out of 2012, and “Love Me Like You Do,” which hit No. 3 out of 2015. Goulding got a Grammy nod for best pop solo performance for the latter song, which was highlighted in the film Fifty Shades of Gray. Goulding co-wrote “Lights,” however not “Love Me Like You Do.”
Goulding, who has gotten 16 BMI Awards, is English. Past Brits to get the BMI President’s Award incorporate Jay Kay of Jamiroquai and Noel Gallagher.
This has been a leading edge year for Tems, 27. Last November, the Nigeria-born singer received her first Grammy nomination — best global music performance for Wizkid’s “Essence,” on which she was included. The song came to No. 9 on the Hot 100. In May, she handled her first No. 1 hit on the chart – Future’s “Wait for U,” on which she was highlighted (alongside Drake).
“Wait for U” sampled Tems’ song “Higher,” from her debut EP, For Broken Ears (2020), which prompted her getting a writing credit on the Future smash. She was likewise credited as a co-writer of “Essence.” Tems sings Bob Marley’s classic song “No Woman No Cry” in the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film, the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, is expected Nov. 11.
The BMI Impact Award is given to a songwriter, producer or composer for their artistry, inventive vision and effect on the future of music. Past recipients incorporate RAYE and Arlo Parks.