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Jess Glynne & Amy Wadge make it ladies night with double wins at ASCAP Awards

Singers Jess Glynne and Amy Wadge each landed a big double at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards in London on Thursday night (10Nov16).

Glynne picked up the Vanguard Award for innovation in music, and the EDM Song trophy for her 2015 debut single Hold My Hand, while Wadge was feted for Thinking Out Loud, the hit song she co-wrote with Ed Sheeran.


The track was named Song of the Year and Top Digital Song at the prizegiving.


Other winners included the writing team behind Zayn Malik's breakthrough single Pillowtalk, who claimed the Global Impact Award and Duran Duran, who picked up the coveted Golden Note Award for career achievement.


Among the ASCAP Hot 100 Winning Songs, handed out to the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the past 12 months, were Thomas William Raybould (The Hills by The Weeknd); Sir Paul McCartney (FOURFIVESECONDS by Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney); Joel Pott (Budapest by George Ezra), and Ella Henderson (Ghost by Ella Henderson).


The list of top award winners is:


ASCAP Golden Note Award - Duran Duran


ASCAP Vanguard Award - Jess Glynne


ASCAP Vanguard Award - MNEK


ASCAP Global Impact Award - Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Levi Lennox, Joe Garrett (Pillowtalk by Zayn Malik)


ASCAP Song of the Year - Amy Wadge (Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran)


ASCAP Top Digital Song - Amy Wadge (Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran)


ASCAP Top EDM Song - James Newman (Blame by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman)


ASCAP Film Score of the Year - Patrick Doyle (Cinderella)


ASCAP EDM Song Award - Jess Glynne (Hold My Hand)