Richie Stephens to be Honored by ASCAP For Rihanna’s “Work”

“I am so blessed to be honored in the United Stated and now to be recognized in England. It is a major accomplishment at this time in my career. Stephens will be   given an   American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) award   for his contribution to Rihanna’s chart-topping single   ‘Work’. Tweet
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)   set to   honour Richie Stephens   on October 16th, in   London, England. Stephens contributed the Sail Away ‘riddim’   on the Pot of Gold label to the hit,   and was credited on the song as a co-writer. Stephens recorded his very first song in 1984 but did not hit   stardom   until   the   1990’s   . In April, Stephens was awarded   his   first   American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards in Hollywood. Richie Stephens is a successful Jamaican singer/ producer for over two decades; he was born and raised in Westmoreland. ASCAP   is the only American based association that protects the copyrights of songwriters, composers and music publishers by monitoring public performance of their music, whether it be live performance or via broadcast, and appropriately compensate them. I share this award with my fans globally and three members of the Ska Nation Band who will accompany me on the red carpet in London,” said Stephens
Some of Stephens most popular songs includes “Winner,”   “Color of Love,” “Live your Life,”   and   “Reggae Evolution.”
To tune into the awarded video click on the link: The reggae crooner   was not only a Grammy Award winner but   was also awarded the Jamaican Governor-General’s Achievement Award for contributing to civic, social and recreational projects in and around his birth parish. ‘Work’, captured the song of the year and   also sold the most digital copies for   2016.

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