Jay Kay to receive BMI President's Award

Added on Tuesday 12 September 2017, 15:03 (BST)

On 9 October Jay Kay will receive the BMI President's Award at the BMI London Awards.  According to Music Week he is being recognised for his influence on songwriting.

Jay said: "It is an honour to be awarded the BMI's President's Award for 2017. People who have received this award before me have been hugely influential in the music industry. So it's a huge compliment and I am very thankful that the BMI felt I was worthy of it. I feel immensely proud to have even been nominated and I'm looking forward to a fantastic night in October."

A spokesperson for the BMI said "Jay Kay's extraordinary creativity has carved a prolific career spanning not only three decades, but also multiple genres. As a dynamic and mesmerising performer he has entertained millions across the globe whilst continuing to add to his exceptionally diverse catalogue. We are extremely proud to award Jay Kay the BMI President's Award for his originality which has inspired generations of musicians and fans alike."

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You deserve it Jay. You've provided music for the fans over the last 30 years and continue to do so. Brilliant

Well and truly deserved Jay. You have been consistently producing quality music and are not afraid to diversify. About time you got the recognition you deserve. I'm sure that all the band are over the moon and no doubt they'll get a mention too. Have a great night

Well deserved. Otherwise we wouldn't all still be here would we. I see a few of these rolling in. Enjoy the ride Jay. You have worked hard for it

Off topic. @Raizo if you're reading. Have a fantastic time tonight. Let me know how it goes!!!!! Shake it on....!

Really delighted that you're getting this award Jay - it's been such a pleasure listening to the evolution of the band since 1992 and every track still so fresh and beautifully constructed.
'There's a man, runnin' hot, and there's a night train' - I can't think of a more brilliant song opening. Hope you're around for the next 25 years too.

Congratulations Jay !
It's fully deserved ! Thank you so much for the music you giving us since 25 years which is the soundtrack of my life.
Thank you SO MUCH !

Jay, you deserve it so much !! I'm so glad for you & the fact they recognize how influential you are. CONGRATS Jay ;)

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