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Published: 4/19/2016

Jimmy Napes, Charli XCX, Omarion & More Honored at the 2016 SESAC Pop Awards

Jimmy Napes Named Songwriter of the Year,
Napes Honored with Song of the Year for “I’m Not The Only One”

SESAC hosted its 20th annual Pop Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, April 18, with an event attended by the music industry’s top leaders, artists, songwriters and publishers.  Jimmy Napes captured the evening’s top honors by being named Songwriter of the Year. Napes was also honored with the Song of the Year Award for penning the Sam Smith recorded hit, "I’m Not The Only One." Universal Tunes was named Publisher of the Year.
 

Napes, a longtime collaborator with Sam Smith, is a two-time SESAC Songwriter of the Year. He also took the top honor in 2015, as well as winning the SESAC Song of the Year award for writing “Stay With Me,” the multiple Grammy Award-winning song recorded by Smith. In addition to Napes’ string of radio successes, he recently won an Academy Award for best original song for "Writing’s On The Wall" from the James Bond film Spectre.
 
SESAC’s Trevor Gale and Linda Lorence Critelli hosted the event, which featured exciting performances, including American Idol winner Nick Fradiani singing his coronation single, “Beautiful Life”, and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld singing her debut single “Love Myself.”

DTS, Inc., was the premiere sponsor of the SESAC Pop Awards. City National Bank also served as a sponsor of the event with The London NYC serving as the exclusive hotel sponsor of the awards. 

 A complete list of honorees follows:
 
Songwriter of the Year:
Jimmy Napes (PRS)
 
Song of the Year:
“I’m Not The Only One”
Written by Jimmy Napes (PRS)
Published by: Salli Isaak Music Publishing (PRS), Universal Tunes
 
Publisher of the Year:
Universal Tunes

Performance Actiivity:

“Post To Be”
Recorded by: Omarion feat. Chris Brown
Songwriter: Omarion
Publisher: Sony ATV Sounds, Mr. Grandberry OS Music

“I Don’t F*** With You”
Recorded by: Big Sean feat. E-40
Songwriter: Dacoury Natche
Publisher(s): Dahi Productions, Sony/ATV Sonata, SONGS Music Publishing
 
“Classic Man”
Recorded by Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur
Songwriter: Charli XCX (PRS)
Publisher: Stellar Songs Ltd (PRS), Sony ATV Sounds

“Marvin Gaye”
Recorded by Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor
Songwriter: Jacob Luttrell
Publisher(s): LSLX Music, Artist Publishing Group East, WBM Music Corp., Warner Chappell Music Inc.

“Lay Me Down”
Recorded by: Sam Smith
Songwriter(s): Jimmy Napes (PRS), Elvin Smith (PRS)
Publisher(s): Salli Isaak Music Publishing (PRS), Universal Tunes

“Believe”
Recorded by: Mumford & Sons
Songwriter(s): Benjamin Lovett (PRS), Edward Dwane (PRS), Marcus Mumford (PRS), Winston Marshall (PRS)
Publisher(s): Universal Music Publishing Limited (PRS), Universal Tunes

“The Wolf”
Recorded by: Mumford & Sons
Songwriter(s): Benjamin Lovett (PRS), Edward Dwane (PRS), Marcus Mumford (PRS), Winston Marshall (PRS)
Publisher(s): Universal Music Publishing Limited (PRS), Universal Tunes

“The Matrimony”
Recorded by: Wale feat. Usher
Songwriter: Sam Dew
Publisher(s): By The Chi Publishing, Sony/ATV Sonata

“Same Old Love”
Recorded by: Selena Gomez
Songwriter: Charli XCX
Publisher: Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS), Sony ATV Sounds

“Beg For It”
Recorded by: Iggy Azalea feat. M0
Songwriter: Charli XCX
Publisher: Stellar Songs Lt. (PRS), Sony ATV Sounds

“Comfortable”
Recorded by: K Camp
Songwriter: Cesar Ramirez
Publisher: Cesar Ramirez Music

“Love Myself”
Recorded by: Hailee Steinfeld
Songwriter: Oscar Holter (STIM)
Publisher: Lionheart Music (STIM), Universal Polygram International Tunes Inc., Universal Tunes

“Should’ve Been Us”
Recorded by: Tori Kelly
Songwriter: Oscar Holter (STIM)
Publisher(s): Lionheart Music (STIM), Universal Polygram International Tunes Inc., Universal Tunes

“I Don’t Like It, I Love It”
Recorded by: Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke
Songwriter: Jacob Luttrell
Publisher(s): LSLX, Artist Publishing Group East, WBM Music Corp., Warner Chappell Music Inc.

“The Fix”
Recorded by Nelly feat. Jeremih
Publisher: SONGS Music Publishing

“No Role Modelz”
Recorded by: J. Cole
Songwriter: Darius Barnes
Publisher(s): Cool Kids Go Vinyl, Slapademiks, BMG Silver Songs US

“Beautiful Life”‚Ä®Recorded by: Nick Fradiani
Songwriter: Ayanna Ray
Publisher: John’s Daughter

“Stay With Me”
Recorded by: Sam Smith
Songwriter(s): Jimmy Napes (PRS), Williams Phillips (PRS)
Publisher(s): Salli Isaak Music Publishing (PRS), Method Paperwork LTD (PRS), Universal Tunes

“Best Day Of My Life”
Recorded by: American Authors
Songwriter(s): Zac Barnett, James Shelley
Publisher(s): Zac Barnett Publishing, James Shelley Publishing

“Boom Clap”
Recorded by: Charli XCX
Songwriter: Charli XCX (PRS)
Publisher(s): Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS), Sony ATV Sounds

“Latch”
Recorded by: Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
Songwriter(s): Howard Lawrence (PRS), Guy Lawrence (PRS), Jimmy Napes (PRS)
Publisher(s): Universal Music Publishing Limited (PRS), Salli Isaak Music Publishing (PRS), Universal Tunes

 
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