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British songwriter and producer Peter Rycroft, aka Lostboy, was the king of last night’s ASCAP London Awards, taking four gongs.

Lostboy was crowned Songwriter of the Year for his work on a string of 2023 hits, including “10:35” by Tate McRae and Tiësto, the Grammy-winning “Padam Padam” by Kylie Minogue and “Miracle” by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, which spent eight weeks at #1 in the U.K. All three songs also earned him an ASCAP award in the Hot Dance/Electronic Song category.

Rising star Rema took two awards: Song of the Year and Top Streaming Song for his global hit, “Calm Down.” The song was co-written with fellow award-winners Michael “London” Hunter and Andre Vibez.

Producer and songwriter Steve Mac won Top Hot Dance/Electronic Song for his work on “Baby Don’t Hurt Me,” as performed by Anne-Marie, David Guetta and Coi Leray. Eddie Jenkins, Andy Sheldrake, Camden Cox and Hayla received a Hot Dance/Electronic Song prize for “Where You Are” by John Summit & Hayla.

As previously announced, South Africa-born, British singer-songwriter and producer Kenya Grace was presented with the ASCAP Global Impact Award. She’s the first female artist since 1978 to write, produce and perform a #1 U.K. hit by herself.

Irish indie-pop singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot, who scored a viral TikTok hit with “All For You” in 2022 and co-wrote SZA’s massive “Saturn,” took home the ASCAP Vanguard Award.