‘Totally Crazy’: Justin Bieber joins ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ as it’s nominated for the 2018 National Songwriters Award
The National Songwriting Award was announced on Wednesday by the American Songwriters Association, which is led by a committee made up of five of the country’s top songwriters.
The winners for the 2017-2018 awards are: The Chainsmokers’ ‘Crazy World’ (A&R), Ellie Goulding’s ‘Hallelujah’ (R&!); Justin Bieber’s ‘Tron’ (I’m So Excited); Maroon 5’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ (Bodos &Hos); Nick Jonas’ ‘Hair of the Dog’ (NICK); Ariana Grande’s ‘I’m Yours’ (Ariana); Adele’s ‘Hello’ (Annie); and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ (T.I.).
The NPSA announced the nominations for this year’s national Songwriters Awards on Wednesday morning.
The 2017-18 winners are: Nick Jonas, Adele, Ellie Gouldings, Rihanna, Rihannas ‘Hello’, Rihanna ‘Boda’ and Rihanna’s ‘Wanna Know?’
The 2017-19 winners are the same as the 2017 winners, except they will receive a $1,000 prize, which will be divided among the five nominees.
The National Songwriter Awards were founded in 1966 as a way to recognize songwriters who are “truly great songwriters” who create “songs that inspire and delight.”
The awards are named after a songwriter who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for his work in poetry.
In the past, the NPSAs nominations have been based on a number of criteria, including a song’s popularity, the quality of the lyrics, whether the song is a hit, if it’s in a genre or genre subcategory, whether it’s an artist’s best work or a song of its genre, and whether the album has been certified gold.