T-Pain Named Ã¢â‚¬Å“Songwriter Of The YearÃ¢â‚¬Â
Grammy award winning singer T-Pain has added another trophy to his collection as he took home the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Songwriter of the YearÃ¢â‚¬Â honors last night (September 4) at BMIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Urban Awards in California.
According to Variety, the event took place in Beverly Hills where the mega hitmaker also shared Ã¢â‚¬Å“Producer of the YearÃ¢â‚¬Â with Jonathan Ã¢â‚¬Å“J.R.Ã¢â‚¬Â Rotem and Kanye West, both whom have boosted the careers of superstars like 50 Cent, T.I., Talib Kweli, Young Jeezy and The Game with their hit singles.
PainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s extensive songwriting track record includes the smash records Ã¢â‚¬Å“Buy U a Drank,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“LowÃ¢â‚¬Â with Flo Rida Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bartender,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kiss KissÃ¢â‚¬Â with Chris Brown and the Grammy-winning song Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good LifeÃ¢â‚¬Â with Kanye.
Other awards handed out last night were Ã¢â‚¬Å“Song of the YearÃ¢â‚¬Â honors for BeyonceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“IrreplaceableÃ¢â‚¬Â and the BMI Icon Award for The Jackson 5 represented through Marlon, Randy, Tito, Jackie in addition to Janet and LaToya.
In related news, T-PainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third solo disc Thr33 Ringz is inching closer to release and SOHH recently caught up with the auto-tune supersatar to find out the meaning behind the albumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Thr33 Ringz concept is Ã¢â‚¬â„¢cause the industry is just like a circus,Ã¢â‚¬Â he explained to SOHH. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You got the strong men, tattooed dudes, bearded ladies, elephants, tigers, all kinds of dumb crap.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Describing to SOHH what separates him from the rest of the pack Pain pointed to his awe inspiring resume. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I got the most number 1s,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not just saying that. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really on the charts.
I got 11 number ones [in one year]. In the history of time, The Beatles got 13. So if I woulda got two more in that year I woulda beat The Beatles. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m the ringleader.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Thr33 Ringz is scheduled to hit stores this fall.