Lil Baby is Crowned as 2021 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year


The legend of Lil Baby continues to grow with each passing day. On June 22, Lil Baby cemented his recent musical run after being recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as the 2021 Songwriter of the Year. Songs such as Pop Smoke’s “For the Night,” “Emotionally Scarred” from 2020’s biggest album “My Turn” and the Grammy-nominated “The Bigger Picture” were all factored into the honor.

Lil Baby actually marks the third Quality Control control to claim ASCAP Songwriter of the Year bragging rights. (as Cardi B and Quavo previously received the award). The 4PF boss is also fresh off another No. 1 album thanks to his collaboration with Lil Durk, The Voice Of The Heroes.


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Not surprisingly, Universal Music Publishing Group was again named publisher of the year. Verzuz creators and Hip Hop royalty Timbaland and Swizz Beatz were also recipients of the ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award.

To commemorate the moment, Lil Baby also performed a special live rendition of “The Bigger Picture” for the ASCAP Awards. Watch the performance below.