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Drake to Be Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards

March 25, 2011 (9:06 am) GMT
Following Taylor Swift's footsteps, the 'Fancy' hitmaker will receive Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in June.
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Hip-hop sensation is set to receive a top honor at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in June. The "Fancy" hitmaker will be presented with the Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York. The prize is given to songwriters who have made a significant impact in the music industry through original songs.

Announcing the news on Thursday, March 24, Songwriting Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb says, "Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision." Country sweetheart was handed the honor last year, while , and are also among previous recipients.

Inductees set to be feted at the 2011 ceremony include blues icon Leon Russell and country superstar .

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