Stefflon Don and Tom Walker will receive the Vanguard Award from ASCAP at their London awards later this year.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honour each artist at the ceremony on October 23.
“Stefflon Don and Tom Walker are self-made firebrands paving the way for the British music scene,” declared ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams.
“Whether through their solo works or collaborations with the biggest hitmakers the world has to offer, both artists have truly set an unbeatable standard in their dedication to authentic, honest songwriting. We are so honoured to celebrate Stefflon and Tom’s chart-topping and globe-trotting careers, and look forward to watching them take off in Europe and beyond.”
Reacting to the announcement Stefflon Don said: “So excited to win this award. Music is my passion and to be given this award and be recognised by ASCAP for something I love is incredibly overwhelming.”
Meanwhile Walker added his thanks. “This year has been absolutely amazing for me and to win this award for songwriting really means a lot,” he said.
Other awards set to be presented as this year’s ASCAP London ceremony include: Song of the Year, Top Digital Song, Top EDM Song and Film Score of the Year.
Stefflon Don meanwhile is set to play BBC Radio1Xtra Live, the station's biggest live event so far on September 22. Get the latest issue of Music Week for a look at the changes and future aims of the 1Xtra.