Rick Rubin To Receive Spotify's 'Legendary Genius' Award


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Spotify to Honor Rick Rubin With 'Legendary Genius Award' at Inaugural Secret Genius Awards

Famed record producer Rick Rubin will be honored during the debut of Spotify's Secret Genius Awards when it takes place at Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The awards are designed to recoginize formally credited songwriters and producers who are involved in the creation of a top streaming song on the digital music service. To be eligible, songwriters must have a significant creative contribution to the writing of the song, while songwriters or producers of re-mixes and covers are not eligible. Songwriters who performed the song on the recording are also not eligible.

Rubin will be recognized for his contributions to artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Dixie Chicks, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, Adele and many more, Spotify said.

“There is likely no better person to help us tell the importance of Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards narrative better than Rick Rubin, a true legend to our industry,” said Troy Carter, Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify. “While Rick’s greatness is far from a secret at this stage of his impressive career, he is an inspiration to all the quietly known producers, songwriters, and artists, who are responsible for the music we discover and love every day.”

The Secret Genius Awards are made up of 13 main categories with five nominees each and include Secret Genius of the Year: Producer, Secret Genius of the Year: Songwriter and more.

A full list of this year's nominees


SECRET GENIUS OF THE YEAR: PRODUCER


Benny Blanco

Songs: “Cold Water” Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber, MO) , “Don’t Wanna Know” Maroon 5, “Run Up” Major Lazer (feat. PartyNextDoor) Major Lazer, “Castle on the Hill” Ed Sheeran, “Issues” Julie Michaels, “Love Yourself” Justin Bieber, “Kill Em With Kindness” Selena Gomez, “All In My Head (Flex)” Fifth Harmony (feat. Fetty Wap), “Perfect“ Ed Sheeran, “LUV” Tory Lanez

Max Martin

Songs: “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Justin Timberlake, “Side To Side” Ariana Grande, “Into You” Ariana Grande, “Send My Love (To Your New Love)” Adele, “Dangerous Woman” Ariana Grande, “Chained To The Rhythm” Katy Perry (feat. Skip Marley)

Nineteen85

Songs: “One Dance” Drake, WizKid & Kyla, “Too Good” Drake (feat. Rihanna)

Noah Shebib

Songs: “One Dance” Drake, WizKid & Kyla, “Passionfruit” Drake, “Pop Style” Drake

Steve Mac

Songs: “Shape of You” Ed Sheeran, “Rockabye” Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie), “Symphony” Clean Bandit (feat. Zara Larsson), “Alarm” Anne-Marie


SECRET GENIUS OF THE YEAR: SONGWRITER


Ammar Malik

Songs: “Rockabye” Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie), “Don’t Wanna Know” Maroon 5, “Symphony” Clean Bandit (feat. Zara Larsson), “Shed A Light” (feat. Cheat Codes) Robin Schulz, David Guetta

Brian Lee

Songs: “Let Me Love You” DJ Snake (Justin Bieber), “It Ain’t Me” Kygo, Selena Gomez, “Work From Home” Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla $)

J Kash

Songs: “We Don’t Talk Anymore” Charlie Puth, “Don’t Wanna Know” Maroon 5, “Swalla” (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) Jason Derulo, “Cold” Maroon 5 (feat. Future), “NO” Meghan Trainor, “Shed A Light” (feat. Cheat Codes) Robin Schulz, David Guetta, “Attention” Charlie Puth, “Ain’t Your Mama” Jennifer Lopez

Johnny McDaid

Songs: “Shape of You” Ed Sheeran, “Galway Girl” Ed Sheeran
Scott Harris

Songs: “Don’t Let Me Down” The Chainsmokers, Daya, “Treat You Better” Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” Shawn Mendes


SECRET GENIUS OF THE YEAR: FEMALE


Ali Tamposi

Songs: “It Ain’t Me” -Kygo, Selena Gomez, “Let Me Love You” DJ Snake (Justin Bieber)

Emily Warren

Song: “Don’t Let Me Down” The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya)

Erika Ender

Songs: “Despacito (Remix)” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber), “Despacito” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
Ilsey Juber

Songs: “Mercy” Shawn Mendes, “In The Name of Love” Martin Garixx,Bebe Rexha

Starrah

Songs: “Fake Love” Drake, “Needed Me” Rihanna


SECRET GENIUS: POP


Doc McKinney

Songs: “Starboy” The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk), “I Feel It Coming” The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk)

Eskeerdo

Songs: “Work From Home” Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla $), “I Would Like” Zara Larsson

Frederic Kennett

Song: “Closer” The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)

Greg Kurstin

Song: “Cheap Thrills” Sia

Teddy Geiger

Song: “Treat You Better” Shawn Mendes


SECRET GENIUS: HIP HOP


Frank Dukes

Songs: “Fake Love” Drake, “Congratulations” Post Malone

Metro Boomin

Songs: “Mask Off” Future, “Bad and Boujee” Migos (feat. Lil Uzi Vert), “Congratulations” Post Malone, “Low Life” Future (feat. The Weeknd), “Bounce Back” Big Sean

Mike WiLL Made-It

Songs: “Black Beatles” Rae Sremmurd (feat. Gucci Mane), “HUMBLE.” Kendrick Lamar

Starrah

Song: “Fake Love” Drake

SupaDups

Songs: “Controlla” Drake, “Too Good” – Drake (feat. Rihanna)


SECRET GENIUS: R&B


Boi-1da

Songs: “Work” Rihanna (feat. Drake), “Sex With Me” Rihanna

DJ Mustard

Songs: “Needed Me” Rihanna, “Promise” Kid Ink

John Ryan

Song: “Love Me Now” John Legend

PartyNextDoor (Jahron Brathwaite)

Songs: “Work” – Rihanna (feat. Drake), “Sex With Me” Rihanna

Prince Charles

Song: “Needed Me” Rihanna


SECRET GENIUS: DANCE


Ali Tamposi

Songs: “It Ain’t Me” -Kygo, Selena Gomez, “Let Me Love You” DJ Snake (Justin Bieber)

Andrew Watt

Songs: “It Ain’t Me” Kygo, Selena Gomez, “Let Me Love You” DJ Snake (Justin Bieber)

Giorgio Tuinfort

Songs: “Scared To Be Lonely” Martin Garrix (feat. Dua Lipa), “This One’s For You” David Guetta

Jr. Blender

Songs: “Cold Water” Major Lazer (Justin Bieber, MO), “Run Up” Major Lazer (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj)
Jamie Scott

Song: “Cold Water” Major Lazer (Justin Bieber, MO)


SECRET GENIUS: LATIN


Erika Ender

Songs: “Despacito (Remix)” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber), “Despacito” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

Rude Boyz

Songs: “Felices los 4” Maluma, “Borro Cassette” Maluma, “Chantaje” Shakira

Servando Primera

Songs: “Felices los 4” Maluma, “DUELE EL CORAZON” Enrique Iglesias

Sky & Bull Nene

Songs: “Bobo” J Balvin, “Otra Vez” (feat. J Balvin) – Zion Lennox, “Safari” J Balvin
Torres & Rengifo

Songs: “Despacito (Remix)” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber), “Despacito” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, “Traicionera” – Sebastian Yatra


SECRET GENIUS: ROCK


Alex Da Kid

Songs: “Unsteady” X Ambassadors, “Demons” Imagine Dragons, “Thunder” Imagine Dragons, “Renegades” X Ambassadors

Mike Elizondo

Songs: “Heathens” Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots

Ricky Reed

Song: “Ride” Twenty One Pilots

Rik Simpson

Songs: “Hymn For The Weekend” Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime” Coldplay

Stargate

Songs: “Hymn For The Weekend” Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime” Coldplay


SECRET GENIUS: COUNTRY


Ashley Gorley

Songs: “T-Shirt” Thomas Rhett, “Play It Again” Luke Bryan, “Middle of a Memory” Cole Swindell

Dann Huff

Songs: “Die A Happy Man” Thomas Rhett, “T-Shirt” Thomas Rhett, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban, “Sleep Without You” Brett Young

Luke Laird

Songs: “Head Over Boots” Jon Pardi, “T-Shirt” Thomas Rhett

Shane McAnally

Songs: “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt, “Make You Miss Me” Sam Hunt, “T-Shirt” Thomas Rhett, “Take Your Time” Sam Hunt, “House Party” Sam Hunt, “Different For Girls” Dierks Bentley, “Break Up In A Small Town” Sam Hunt

Zach Crowell

Songs: “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt, “Make You Miss Me” Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” Sam Hunt, “House Party” Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town” Sam Hunt, “Middle of a Memory” Cole Swindell


SECRET GENIUS: BREAKTHROUGH


Alex Beitzke

Song: “Say You Won’t Let Go” James Arthur

Asia Whiteacre

Song: “Starving” Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Grey

Fredrik Haeggstam

Song: “Paris” The Chainsmokers

Menace

Song: “Panda” Desiigner

Shaun Frank

Song: “Closer” The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)


SECRET GENIUS: MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATION


Max Martin, Shellback

Song: “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” Justin Timberlake (Trolls The Movie)

Mike Elizondo

Song: “Heathens” (Suicide Squad)

Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff

Song: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Zayn & Taylor Swift (Fifty Shades Darker)

Max Martin, Shellback, Oscar Holter

Song: “Just Like Fire” P!nk (Alice Through Looking Glass)

Alex Da Kid

Song: “Sucker For Pain” X Ambassadors, Logic & Ty Dolla $ (Suicide Squad)


SECRET GENIUS: SOCIAL MESSAGE


Bryndon Cook, Dave Andrew Sitek, Patrick Wimberly

Song: “Don’t Touch My Hair” Solange (feat. Sampha)

Ian Kirkpatrick, Ross Golan

Song: “Fresh Eyes”Andy Grammer

Lori McKenna

Song: “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw

Phonix Beats

Song: “No Role Modelz” J. Cole

Warren Felder, Sebastian Kole, Andrew Wansel

Song: “Scars To Your Beautiful” Alessia Cara

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