The Weeknd is giving Shawn Mendes some successful firm within the SOCAN Awards historical past books.
The star — who can be the main nominee on the upcoming Juno Awards — picked up 5 SOCAN trophies this week on the annual celebration of Canadian songwriters and composers. In so doing, he tied the file for many wins in a single 12 months held by Mendes.
The Toronto-raised performer, born Abel Tesfaye, introduced residence the songwriter of the 12 months award in addition to a global tune honour for the megahit Blinding Lights.
That tune additionally scored him certainly one of his two pop award wins, with the opposite going to his observe Heartless. He received an R&B music award for In Your Eyes on the digital ceremony.
Mendes set his file for SOCAN wins final September throughout an occasion that was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Different winners at this 12 months’s SOCAN Awards included pop singer Tate McRae, who picked up the breakout songwriter of the 12 months award in addition to a pop prize for her tune You Broke Me First.
Eddie Schwartz, recognized for writing Pat Benatar’s Hit Me With Your Finest Shot, acquired the cultural impression award.